Random Visual Poems

Trapped in Celluloid

Urban Theatre

A theatre ... a building or outdoor area in which plays and other dramatic performances are given.

My theatre is the street. My theatre is peopled by inadvertent actors, there is no formal script or text.

This series of collages is influenced by the world of Alfred Jarry and King Ubu, it is a precursor to the Theatre of the Absurd and Surrealism.

I am using a Visual nonsense that uses sensical and nonsensical elements to defy visual  conventions or logical reasoning. Even though the most well-known form of literary nonsense is nonsense verse.

My actors appear in random fashion oblivious to the plot, they are supported by a cast of superimposed characters that remain motionless throughout the performance, the live performers have no knowledge of the existence of the static inhabitants who appear at a later stage like apparitions.

The play unfurls and it is then frozen in time.