Marta Kozera

author biographical note degree piece

For me, Ibsen’s Lady from the Sea is a beautiful story about man, his longings, impossible desires, unrest, richness of his inner world. Also about his connection to the world of nature and subjection to the same laws.

I decided to take up the project of developing design of Ibsen’s production – in my view, a very poetic and symbolic one, including much of the mystery of the Northern nature. My objective was to extract and highlight it through the concept of space. I wanted to make the ambience of this story simple and imaginary, make the elements of stage design a synthesis of certain meanings – visual signs that create the contents of the production. I wanted to bring the story into spiritual realm by clashing the reality of psychological portraits of characters as outlined by Ibsen and the relationships between them with the metaphor of space.

(born 1985)
Long-cycle studies (clinical psychology) at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (2004–2009), first-cycle studies at the Faculty of Media Art and Stage Design (2011–2014), second-cycle studies at the Faculty of Stage Design (2014–2016) of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Works in costume, stage and set design for theatre productions, feature films, music videos and commercials. She has conducted set design workshops for children and youth at the Documentary and Feature Film Studios in Warsaw. Jerzy Moskal Set Design Award for the best master-degree project in the field of theatre, Festival of New Stage Design, Katowice (2016).