Prior to the pandemic, we had taken our freedom of movement for granted. Like one long, never ending roadblock, lockdowns impacted our usual mobility routes. In response, our proposed design for the Ragdale Ring finds inspiration from the temporary barriers used at roadworks and construction sites.
Found components are adapted for imaginative reassembly and efficient set-up. The design includes seating, screens, railings and platforms in variable arrangements that would accommodate a variety of interactions. They can be used as projection surfaces, spatial dividers and mobile props. 'Proceed with Caution!’ calls for interactive action and an immersive experience in which the audience and performers can explore and experience the spatial setting in new and creative ways – passing through, crawling under and standing above these barriers from our imagination.
Proceed with Caution