DECIBEL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
BASED ON THE PROLOGUE TO THE NOVEL INVISIBLE MAN BY RALPH ELLISON · SEMINAL NOVEL · ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC ·
SYNOPSIS OF INVISIBLE MAN
INVISIBLE MAN investigates the plight of individuals who feel that they are being marginalised by society despite their best efforts to secure inclusion.
The narrative focuses on one man’s final attempt to legitimise his humanity through the construction of a personal philosophy of self-imprisonment, metaphysical fantasy and subterfuge.
Illegally occupying the basement of an attractive high rise apartment block we are introduced to the nocturnal world of the Invisible Man who has barricaded himself into his home or hole in the ground to escape the harrowing psychological effects of marginalisation. Having spent the last ten years divesting him-self of all emotional ties and yearnings our protagonist is suddenly possessed by an extreme psychological compulsion to break from his life of seclusion.
In an attempt to assert his intellectual superiority and his cultural masculinity the Invisible Man emerges from his nocturnal world of obscurity to confront head on the forces that drove him underground and now threatens his invincibility.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS & SHOWCASE
Photography by Sarah Nunn
The theatricality existed within three states of consciousness.
These spheres of existence enhanced within a multidisciplinary approach to nourish specifically the psychedelic elements and nuances of our narrative.
Special Thanks to The Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust Foundation