The scenic project for the Euripide’s tragedy The Trojan women is an idea of a landscape rather than an architectural presence in the suggestive environment of Greek Theater of Syracuse. But the nature brought to the scene is not flourishing or picturesque, it’s the devastated and devastating power of nature to debut on the ancient stage. The message of the tragedy is as clear as evergreen: any war is destructive, useless and there’s never a winner, no matter what either side of the battle believe. The project of the Dead Forest takes the idea of universal antimilitarism to an even further level: it zooms out from the wars between men to a global relationship between human species and nature.
A Project by
Stefano Boeri Architetti
Founding Partner: Stefano Boeri
Project leader: Anastasia Kucherova
Light Design: Angelo Linzalata
Video produced by The Blink Fish for Stefano Boeri Architetti