LIFT Top Picks 16/12/16
16th December 2016
Amid the festive frolics and the mad rush to get everything done before the end of the year, we’ve found some time to select a few of our favourite social posts from the week. Enjoy…
Ex-LIFTer and all round amazing human Selma recently started the modelling agency Looks Like Me, inspired by a comment from her daughter. Together with Advertising Consultant Nadya Powell, they’ve launched the #ChristmasSoWhite campaign that aims to celebrate diversity and reflect real life. Read more about the campaign in this Guardian article.
Chloe Lamford | Instagram Takeover I often approach designing theatrical spaces as an attempt to make an atmosphere. A space that contains two or more environments layered together in order to describe a feeling. For Het Hamilton Complex, I created a dystopian wonderland, a space that was both disappointed and trying to be beautiful. The production, which stars 13 thirteen year old girls and a male body builder, explores the idea of being half child, half woman and all that comes with it. Part themepark, part landscape, part dystopia, part coming of age party, the space also attempts to understand the idea of being in between child and adult.
We know we talk about The Hamilton Complex and Chloe Lamford‘s set design a lot, but the show’s been featured in both the Guardian and WhatsOnStage’s ‘top 10’ theatre lists for 2016 and was an absolute hit in the festival so you can’t blame us. This week Chloe’s done an Instagram takeover for Somerset House Studios and featured this pic of the set, describing it as ‘part themepark, part landscape, part dystopia, part coming of age party’.