How To Behave (2003)

Audiences were led around the newly built Hampstead Theatre via an audio tour, before emerging from the scene dock to be confronted by a giant mirror on the stage. From the auditorium, a live video projection is seen on the reverse of the mirror that covers exactly the view that the mirror obscures: people may pass back and forth behind the screen and change from tangible to virtual without a disruption. Into this live illusion is cut recorded video – of imaginary events behind the screen, or views of action in the backstage theatre spaces that the audience has just walked through, and so mixing the stage present with a choreographed past.

Commissioned for the opening of the Hampstead Theatre in 2003.