Set design and virtual stage design for Charisma, web series by Sarah M. Harrison and Wojchiech Kosma
District, Berlin, 2017
Website commissioned by Volksbühne Fullscreen Charisma Expanded, Volksbühne Berlin
Charisma is an independently produced web series created by writer Sarah Harrison and artist Wojciech Kosma. Featuring a four-piece cast, the series centers around the making of a low-budget sitcom, set in a television studio in Berlin. Trapped in a fictional, domestic condition, characters dance, sing and interact in increasingly abstracted scenarios. The set resembles a school-play or a doll house, with props that are either digital trompe l‘oeil or placeholder text.
The final web-series is hosted on a virtual stage: www.charisma.watch, where scenes and characters are free-floating in a virtual universe. The dramaturgy of the viewing experiences is handed over to the audience who chooses what order to watch the scenes. When a scene has been watched it vanishes from the stage. A completed episode ends with an empty grid.
Photos: Rindon Johnson