The Mechanics of Disbelief





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The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Level 4

- Exploring the origins of illusion: when did the humans first suspend their disbelief and why?
- Playing with how we perceive: how does lighting and set design shape how we feel?
- Dissecting the relationship between performer, audience and stage design

Es Devlin, Stage Designer

Stage designer Es Devlin creates kinetic sculptures meshed with light and film for opera, dance, film, theatre, runway shows and concerts. She has created stage sets in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Jay Z, Adele and The Weeknd, as well as designing the London Olympic closing ceremony and the Rio Olympic opening ceremony.

London Design Festival

Over nine days in September, the London Design Festival feature hundreds of events taking place across London, showcasing the city's pivotal role in global design. The London Design Festival 2018 will be held 15-23 September, featuring over 400 Partners, Landmark Projects, and V&A Commissions.

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