Janne Sterke


Janne Sterke


Janne Sterke designed the stage for a montage-performance directed by another graduate, Tatiana Pratley. By choosing this kind of performance, in which the actors have a strong say, Sterke had a lot of freedom. The two students chose the fear of stagnation as their theme, and placed this in the environment of a trade fair. The stage is defined by the use of cold materials and office furniture. A long TL fluorescent lamp moves slowly like a scanner from one side to the other. It shines its bright light like an artificial sun, moving past the visitors of the trade fair. Then, gradually, the curtain comes down, until it encloses the characters like a cage.