El Torre del Babel (The Tower of Babel)
Location: Basauri Theatre, Bilbao, Spain
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design project
Performed by students from BAI School of Performing Arts
Sound design: John Callaghan
Concept, Design, Direction
A devised physical theatre performance exploring the limitations of language and breakdown in communication. The piece explores discrepancies between verbal & non-verbal communication, centralized and decentralized space, and the idea of ordinary language as limiting and even obsolete. In response to the political climate of post-911 tension and disappointment with world conflict, the collapse of communication and language as we know it led to the search for a universal language of the body and its movement, which also addresses digital network technologies.