Project Title: The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire. - The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire is a manifesto that is challenging the issues of freedom of sexuality and gender diversity by creating new architectural dimension where through a labyrinth of performance spaces, the spectator as well as performer experience transgression.
Project Title: The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire. - Red path marked by spectrum of sexual identities leads to The Theatre’s main entrance. Building slowly reveals itself from behind mesh fence.
Project Title: The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire. - By juxtaposing the most turbulent experiences and emotions of the pain and promiscuity but also love that accompanies queer community and those who dare to question their sexuality, it aims to destabilise established norms and create universe liberated from repression, judgement and scrutiny.
Project Title: The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire. - Through the maze of transgressive acts the purification of the body can be achieved as the spectator attained catharsis in ancient theatre catharsis. Antonin Artraud believed that modern civilisation had turned humans into sick and repressed creatures and that the true function of the theatre was to rid humankind of these repressions and liberate each individual’s instinctual energy. Here I dare to propose that transgression is catharsis and ultimately can lead to the purification and purgation of emotions and therefore…liberation. Here architecture serves as a driving force of desire while tackling subjects of contemporary sex, voyeurism and violence.
Project Title: The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire. - Concept diagrams and models representing the idea of 4 solid theatre spaces and ( black ) and spaces in between ( red ) forming a non uniform theatre also known as black box theatre.
Project Title: The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire - Bridges are an extension of The Theatre of Cruelty and Desire. They pierce its mass as well as it pierces the structure of existing houses, in particular the old Robinson furniture factory converted into apartments. The bridges are a metaphor for the violent infiltration of cultures and their differences, but also as an opportunity to create links between diverse societies. The dark and intimate atmosphere of their corridors is a special contrast between the bright rooms inside the apartments.