First mood board with regard to the stage design. While composing the moodboard, the idea pops up of creating a sort of blank environment, the viewer uses to project his or her own story. With regard to a song like ‘The Demon Lover’, for example, pictures of a storm at sea could be shown. The Phantasmagorie thus becomes the net to capture the viewer’s experiences and spark their imagination.
There’s also an interesting conceptual link: Laterna Magika, is a ‘new media’ show from 1950’s Prague that connects film and theatre. Interestingly, the mixed media show originated during Expo ’58 in Brussels and works – more or less – with the same principles.