SLOWLY - Play by Howard Barker, Directed by Zoe Grisedale Sherry

Costumes & Props - Eliza Bennett – 2017 

 

A woman of profound conformity

A woman of profound conformity

A woman of profound conformity

A woman of profound conformity

SIGN - a suicide

CALF - the subject of an atrocity

PAPER - a willing whore

BELL - a reluctant whore

 

A play in which four women of nobility, seeing their own civilization at its tumultuous end, debate how to die. Inspired by the atmosphere of the play and the questions it provoked around ideas of pride and dignity v’s the struggle for existence. I hung the hair noose in descending order like that of the players. Within each noose a sound recording of each of the characters parts, which on approaching from a distance would sound like incomprehensible chatter, but upon encountering each one closely a sense of the individual characters qualities would become apparent. In the next space their robes are laid out on the floor, marking the departed… In front of each is placed the Characters related symbol, raised up on black stands, with the intention of aesthetically alluding to their essence or message living on… 

"Disappearing in one form, reappearing in another" play quote