Nova Insula is a site-responsive cinematic deconstruction of Shakespeare’s The Tempest that invites the viewer to an intimate journey through the basements of Putney Library by interweaving performance, new media and interactive installation.
Using video projections, sensory spaces and live-media interactions, Nova Insula gives a modern twist by using new media technologies to shed a new light on The Tempest storyline, themes and characters. Scenes and visual sequences are interlocked into each other, giving the audience the chance to explore the play through a variety of angles that offer new perspectives on the centuries-old Shakespearean classic.
Set in the maze-like underground passages and unseen spaces of the basement of Putney Library, Nova Insula juxtaposes the confined environment of the Library with a transporting and imaginative narrative that the audience is free to explore by walking through the installation and the play unfolds before them.
Nova Insula plays Putney Library as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival from 10 – 14 May. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.