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About CT

Claire Townsend is a freelance costume designer/maker and theatre practitioner.

The waterfalls that you’re used to

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By the light of a bloody moon

I’m excited to be designing with Opera Dell’Arte this summer and to get the creative juices running, I created a series of collage as a jumping off point. The show they are inspired by is Princess Maleine. The original play … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

About 10 years ago, I made a short film, rushed to edit it to show at a Theatre showing, and then on the night, the dvd wouldn’t play. I took it as a sign. It didn’t really feel complete in … Continue reading

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Sonic Arcade

When I was little I used to listen to an old walkie talkie I had found in the garage, bringing it into the house and curled up in the dark, I would turn the dial, tuning in and out of … Continue reading

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Moving is in every direction

Wolfgang Tillmans with Isa Genzken, Science Fiction Every direction is go… Last week I was in Berlin and a dear friend directed me to the Hamburger Bahnhof,¬†which is an amazing art museum of contemporary art, in a train Station, specifically … Continue reading

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The Library of Water 

   I visited Roni Horn’s Library of Water yesterday while in Iceland, and then while wandering around town I found the regular library, and a very helpful librarian who was fantastic in finding me all the books they have on … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscopic

    Olafur Eliasson So I have been happily obsessed with kaleidoscopes now for the past year, and what started as a minor curiosity with an old childhood toy, has become something to dig and explore into over and over … Continue reading

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Sonic

So I thought I’d play with the idea of collage and sound, after seeing a fantastic collage by David Michael Reyes, on instagram (see here for the post.) All in all, I think it needs to be animated somehow, but … Continue reading

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Digital Experiments

“Burn it all down (to see what grows)” 2017 I love my photoshop, but I normally stick to my handcut cut and paste for collage work, knowing that using the digital renders me indecisive. There is never one piece created … Continue reading

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To the Sea

I travelled to Puerto Rico this last summer, and ever since I have been obsessed with waking up and looking at the sea out of the window. Especially as that sea reflected the green of the lush jungle of the … Continue reading

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