Graduation exhibition by Nina Cornelia Schilp
“ Giving the devil his due” in two parts
Emmeken the witch from Nieumeghen / Emmeken De Heks Van Nieumeghen
Emmeken the witch from Nieumeghen is a modern version of the late medieval Dutch play Mariken van Nieumeghen. It is the story of a girl who spends seven years with the devil.
The old piece is reproduced in a rather chaotic collection of scenes, in which the atmosphere of darkness, fear, lust and unrestrained conviction is shown. The religious and historical point of view will be questioned.
Will the self discovery of a young woman, her seductive asset, her thirst for knowledge, power and fame be more powerful than the will of the devil himself?
For this part of exhibition I will showcase my designs, based on new viewing point of the story.
Unknowingly, the Black Metal scene live performances embodies, through their use of corpse paint and other visual artifacts, a visual representation of the concept of Jungian shadow.
Knowing this connection and being heavily influenced by the philosophical concept and the extremity of this form of music, how did this affect me as a theater designer? Did it even affect my own individuality, my persona and even my appearance ?