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WSD2017|Il Mondo Della Luna
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Emerging Designers

South Korea

Eunjin Lee

Il Mondo Della Luna

Selected Category: Costume Design

Category: Costume Design

Design Statement

Il Mondo Della Luna is the first Science Fiction Opera from 18th century. I was curious how people imagined the world of the moon back in those days because it must have been different from what we think now in 21st century. Thus the main inspiration of costume design was science fiction novels. My journey started with exploring imagination from 18th century.
No wonder, the world they imagined was very different. Exaggeration and repetition of existing elements were the keys. I took the parts from them and tried to show the lunatic world, especially for the act 2.
Act 1 is the normal world. It consists of authentic 18th century costumes in pale color. In contrast with it, act 2 which is the fake world of the moon poorly created by Ecclitico is exaggerated and colorful. The costumes of act2 are still based on silhouettes of the time period, but extremely exaggerated. I also used more colors and patterns contrary to subtle and delicate costumes of act 1 in order to emphasize the differences of the reality and the imagination.

Eunjin Lee

Eunjin Lee is a Costume Designer based in Seoul, Korea. She holds an MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied under Susan Tsu and Suttirat Larlarb.
She has worked in theatre, film and TV in the U.S. and Korea. Her design credits include Capriccio (Opera Theater of Pittsburgh) directed by Gregory Lehane, Il Mondo Della Luna (Carnegie Mellon University School of Music), the short film Kingdom(New York City), Coriolanus(CJ Azit, Seoul) directed by Haesung Park.
Eunjin has worked in New York City after finishing her degree. During her stay in NYC, she worked for Dan Lawson on The Good Wife season 7 and Braindead(CBS) and Ellen Lutter on Model Woman(ABC pilot). She also worked on independent films which are A Good Dream directed by Mahum Jamal and Permission starring Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall.
Recenlty, Eunjin has moved back to Korea and been participating in various projects. She has worked for Lindsay Pugh on Sense8 season 2 in Seoul. She has been working for Sang-gyeong Jo who is the most renowned Korean costume designer as an assistant designer. Most recently, She is working on a Korean period film called Nam Han San Sung directed by Dong-hyuk Hwang.

Email Address: ej.eunjinlee@gmail.com

Theatre Company Carnegie Mellon University School of Music

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-01-22

The Premiere Space of Production Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts

Author Joseph Haydn

Director/ Choreographer Gregory LeHane

Set Designer Caitlin Ayer

Lighting Designer Song Zhang

Costume Designer Eunjin Lee

Sound Designer Christopher Larkin, conductor