An immersive sensory narrative spatially woven of architecture, performance and installation.
And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
— Genesis 11:6

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.