Finale. Uncle Vanya
2019, Video and sound design
The project was commissioned by the Drama3 theatre in Kamensk-Uralskiy, Russia.
"Finale. Uncle Vanya". Based on the play by Anton Chekhov.
Production team:
Andrei Chugunov - audio and projection design
Alexander Vakhov - director
Everyone knows that Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is our undisputed classic. Far fewer people know that Anton Chekhov was a man with a sense of humour and self-irony. He liked, so to speak, to joke around. So, the creators of the performance rose up with him, as they say, on the same level - they also decided to make a joke. They took the final scene of that play and performed it first in so-called classical form, and then... entered the space of playing with the spectator. The spectator chooses how to play it next time through direct voting. There are plenty of options - you can put together a special theatrical dish of your own making. And why not?

The main concept of video content was based on minimalistic approaches that will not attract attention from artists. Sound was created in collage aesthetics, assembling and decomposing many existing and non-existing musical pieces.