‘In the beginning everything was white’, llega al Disseny Hub Barcelona en formato exposición


17 October 2023

The show uses videos, photographs, sketches, dresses, masks and props to reveal the inner workings of eight small-format operas from the Òh!pera project

From mind to paper. From words to stage. From theatre to museum. This is the journey that In the Beginning Everything Was White has gone through, a small-format opera that is now facing its last act with its arrival at the Disseny Hub Barcelona as part of the exhibition "Òh!pera (L’exposició)".

Created by IED Barcelona students for the 2nd edition of this initiative, promoted by the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Barcelona City Council’s Tourism and Creative Industries Department, it is one of eight works whose creation and staging processes can be seen in this exhibition.

An exhibition that uses videos, photographs, sketches, dresses, masks and props to reveal the inner workings of the different projects that have allowed young talents from various creative disciplines to come together in order to design new small-format operas.     

The exhibition opened on 10 October and will run until 14 January 2024.


Credits for In the Beginning Everything Was White

Co-authors: Itziar Viloria, Alex Tentor & Jordi Oriol

Stage direction: Jordi Oriol

Scenography: IED Barcelona

Costume Design: Marta Fernández Martínez / Fernanda González Acosta

Stage Design: Paula Casademunt / Louise Zanartu / Monique de Oliveira

Video Creation Design: Camila Kotliarsky / Karin Schmidt

Project Tutor: Claudia Schneider

Project Manager: Ana Pérez

Lighting Design: David Bofarull (AAI)

IED Barcelona teachers and consultants: Raffaella Perrone, Design Department Director; Mery Glez, Visual Arts Department Director; Julia Weems, Fashion Department Director; Fabricio Perez, Fashion Course Leader; Sergi Carbonell, Video teacher.


Photos: DHub / Beth Magre Loren


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