TO END THIS COLLABORATIVE series we look at the levels and layers of a stage set: the physical presence that acts as a gate to the viewer’s parallel consciousness. A subject is projected or suspended as a magnified and isolated version of herself on stage, her subconscious is suddenly and clearly manifested and consumed by the audience. Distance is the function for the immediacy of events on stage, hence increasing the need to put others and ourselves on a sort of pedestal in order to be conceived as close. This contra-relation is rendered visible in the following images illustrating the layers – both in set and projected image – that are used in the visually constructed realms of theatre, fashion and art.
Anna Ellinor Sundström is a photographer, filmmaker and founder of VNIVRS.