Costumes for the production of Stop the Press!
This show was about the death of print media, the coming singularity, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, automata, and more.
The set featured a giant balloon onto which was projected a giant eye, the face of Ray Kurzweil and the General Electric trademark. There were four stages, including a rotating “carousel” in the middle. The audience stands between the stages and is free to move about the space.
The costumes were made to suggest a cast of disintegrating automata, trapped in a theme ride that is slowly slipping into obsolesce, along with the rest of technology.
UCSC Theatre Arts and Digital Arts and New Media collaboration.
Photo credit: Steve DiBartolomeo