Hear My Soul Speak - Video Projection Design

  • Ben Glover

I collaborated with Christopher Hurrell and Gerard McArthur to create video content for a theatrical adaptation of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. This piece explores the mind and persona of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic protagonist, Prospero, by investigating the dramatic ramifications of sound patterning in Shakespeare’s poetry—what Peter Brook has referred to as the “verbal music” – to expose the sonic portrait embedded in the play’s knotted, ornate and ethereal language. Through live projection, I created an intricate and expansive ‘island of language’ – a visual expression of the soundscape, and of the sonic patterning in the poetry. The content was used with live video and Kinect and ran through Isadora which I operated during the live production at The London Theatre Workshop and Rose Bruford College.