Masked Conversations by Chukwuebuka Idafum, Kenyo Musa and Victor Odusanya
2022 Student Competition Winner
Masked Conversations responds to the context of the site, a “theatre”, a place where a play is staged, and a relationship between the audience and the performance is established. It questions: What is a stage? What is a play? And who is the audience? Masked Conversations aims at questioning these three different dimensions in a finessed approach as well as provoking one’s curiosity. Our audience, “the public” are pulled in by seven sculpted figures “the cast” who tell an evoking story through facial expressions. The presence of these figures sets the scene but only with the engagement of the audience, the stage comes alive, and a performance commences. It is an obscured conversation between the audience and the cast.