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Eleanor Field

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Eleanor Field

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Eleanor Field is a Scenographer and Artist who relishes the challenges of devised work and she is especially interested in design-led work and design as performance.  Since graduating from RADA’s Postgraduate Theatre Design course in July 2011, Eleanor has worked on a variety of projects for theatre, opera, dance and festivals across the UK, including designing some windows for Selfridge’s, London, which really impressed her Grandma.

Eleanor is currently completing a part-time PhD exploring mess and scenographic processes at Northumbria University. Her practice-based research is currently investigating what a study of mess can offer as a challenge to current industry expectations of scenographic processes and possibilities.

She is also an associate lecturer on the Design for Performance BA at Nottingham Trent University

Recent projects include Talking About The Fire by Chris Thorpe at The Royal Court and A Family Business (featured image), also by Thorpe, at Staatstheater Mainz, Germany and the UK Tour.


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Role:
Set and Costume Designer
Year:
2018
Venue:
Arc, Stockton. Arts Depot, London. Battersea Arts Centre, London.

This show involved a creation process unlike any other I have experienced – one spanning over two years. We had phases of intense creativity, long days in rehearsal rooms together followed by weeks where we would step back, assess and communicate new discoveries.

As designer I would offer ideas into the space for Caroline to explore and respond to – she would send chunks of script and I would bring into the rehearsal room a visual world for her to explore – from sand pits to dust sheets to giant bubble mix to lamps to swathes of fabric. I never made a design model for a design presentation – the design process was formed of offerings and responses between all members of the creative team. It wasn’t always easy. Looking at the photos now, it still amazes me to see elements of the design and remember how it formed and the conversations and challenges that it came from.

Credits:

Lighting Designer:
Katharine Williams
Sound Designer:
Elena Plena
Director:
Alex Swift and Lucy Hopkins
Writer:
Caroline Horton
Composer:
James Atherton and Caroline Horton
Photographer:
Edmund Collier
Production Manager:
Anthony ‘Oz’ Osbourne
Producer:
China Plate

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