LCFMA21: Graduates translate physical costume into digital performance
Showing remarkable resilience and creativity, this cohort of graduates have adapted to showcasing their projects within a digital space, incorporating into their work hopeful messages for the future. The new School of Media and Communication platform developed in collaboration with Twomuch Studio reflects an innovative approach to design, allowing the viewer to feel immersed and connected to each project. This year's MA Costume Design for Performance LCFMA21 cohort have taken the digital showcase to a new level, by translating physical costume into digital performance.
This year, performance disciplines had to be radically re-thought, as the pandemic closed not only performance arts venues but also workshops and studios where work is developed. In response, the MA Costume Design for Performance students prototyped an innovative approach by combining physical and virtual production to produce designs that spanned the two realms. You can view more of the work on the SMC platform and join us for a panel talk exploring new possibilities afforded by virtual production techniques and imagine the future of costume design for performance.
In the conversation, we are joined by the choreographer Alexander Whitley, known for experimental productions and groundbreaking use of technology, experimental digital collective Uncharted Limbo, who worked on translating the physical costumes and performances into digital abstractions, Agnes Treplin, course leader for MA Costume Design for Performance and Shuyi Zheng, costume designer and digital image-maker behind the stunning costume film Born For.