VIDEO DESIGN FOR THEATRE
Written by Nina Raine
Dir. Oonagh Murphy
Gate Theatre, Dublin
The Irish Premiere of this award-winning play relocates the action from leafy suburban Hampstead to South County Dublin where Billy, born deaf into a hearing family, struggles to define who he is within his highly intellectual, yet emotionally possessive, clan.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Surtitles are used to interpret not only sign language but also unspoken truths.
Conan McIvor's video montage, add perfectly to the troubled layers of meaning and illusion
Scenes from the Bigger Picture
One of the play’s most interesting forms of stage-craft, which is the theatricalisation of the production’s surtitles.
No More Workhorse
how people choose to communicate, is highlighted beautifully by interludes of surtitles... These are communicated on layers of screens which are an integral part of the minimal set
The Arts Review
Conan McIvor’s brilliant video design visually reinforces “Tribes” thematic complexities of languages and listening, played out over three rows of screens, richly informed by images, translations, and subtexts
The considerate surtitles of Conan McIvor’s video design