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Hedwig & the Angry Inch - Design Research


Class: Designing for Live Performance

Instructor: Andrew Lazarow


Team: Mingna, Nick Zhang, Matt Ross, Son Luu


One sentence, Complex Sentence & Three Sentences Exercise as a Team
  1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a story about freedom.

  2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a story about freedom of identity and from identity.

  3. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a about freedom. It tells the story of Hedwig's physically challenging and emotionally charged journey to find freedom of identity and from identity. That journey represents a celebration of self-love and how persistence leads to triumph.


Visuals Research

We posted a lot of visuals research based on the following themes:


  1. Vapor wave - 80's music remixed

  2. Greek art/illustration/sculptural art - Hedwig's belief in the Greek philosophy of the origin of love.

  3. Gummies/candies - desire, love

  4. Champaign tower - celebration

  5. 90's Rock n' roll - anger, theme music, emotional relief, passion, freedom

  6. Colorful graphic- freedom

  7. Optical Illusion - identity

  8. 90's NYC/cityscape

  9. Brutalism - truthful, bluntness

  10. Gritty

  11. Collage/cubism/Picasso art

  12. Surrealism



Below is the Are.na link to check out entire collection of visuals research:

https://www.are.na/matt-ross-i1xkattrv3c/designing-for-live-performance-midterm


Here are some of examples:



Surrealism



NYC in the 90's




Rock 'n Roll




Colors, Candies




Greek Art