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WSD2017|Long day's journey into night
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
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Exhibition

Emerging Designers

Macau

OI KUOK WONG

Long day's journey into night

Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

This performance is staged in an ancient theatre with over 100 years history. I strive to connect my design with the space by using fragmented pieces to build up a tilted stage, underlying the vulnerability within the family. The stage challenges the performers physicality through an atmosphere of cautiousness. While they live with cautious, they need to support each other in this broken family.

There is love, but also hatred in the family. Such dilemmas are expressed through the eight simple designed chairs to reflect the conflict in the family, as well as the underlining meaning of the "family". The performers used the chairs as symbolism of family building which could happen in a instant, or in order where the stage harmonizes with the theatrical presentation to enrich the theme of the story.

OI KUOK WONG

I love stage design, but there is different cultural backgrounds and different people that intrigued me. I believe stage design does not merely contribute to the design of space; but to explore the soul of theatre performance, the time within the performance, and humanity in order to relate to the presentation of space from different perspectives. "As a Designer, never be afraid to ask questions, but you should know how to answer it. Don't be afraid to create trouble but you should know how to solve it." I wish I can know this world better while I continue my adventure to answer these questions.
Training:
MA Theatre Design, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, UK, 2011-2015
BA Hons Set and Technical design, National Taiwan University the Department of Drama and Theatre, 2005 – 2009
Professional Design Work:
Set Designer “A Dream of Fragrancy” directed by Tam, Johnny, The 30th Macau International Music Festival, The Dom Pedro V Theatre, Macau, 2016
Set & Exhibition Designer “Circles” directed by Mok, Sio Chong, The 27 th Macau Arts Festival, Macau, 2016
Set & Costume Designer “Long Day's Journey into Night” directed by Wang, Molin, Taiwan International Festival of Arts, Taiwan, 2015
Work Experience:
Macao Conservatory Theatre School part-time teaching Staff, 2015-Now
Macao Polytechnic Institute Visual Arts Programme, School of Arts part-time teaching Staff, 2016
Freelancer Designer, 2012-Now
Macao Conservatory Theatre School Full time teaching Staff, 2009-2011
Macao Conservatory Youth Repertory Theatre Set Designer 2009-2011

Email Address: cola619@yahoo.com.hk

Theatre Company Body Phase Studio

The Premiere Date of Production 2013-05-24

The Premiere Space of Production Dom Pedro V Theatre

Author Eugene O'Neill

Director/ Choreographer Wang, Mo Lin

Set Designer Wong, Oi Kuok

Lighting Designer Chen, Paul

Costume Designer Wong, Oi Kuok

Sound Designer Wang, Ming Fai

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Lei, Sio Chong