Here are my initial concepts for the design of ‘Remembrance of day-dreams’ at the Jack Studio Theatre.

The Intent

“The house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace” GASTON BACHELARD, The Poetics of Space

Remembrance of day-dreams is an autobiographical exploration of self and identity by Tim Stubbs Hughes through photography and theatre practice.

Taking as a starting point his childhood bedroom, Tim aims to explore this liminal space and enquire how the memories of the past and their phenomenological interrogation can illuminate the connections between the identity you have today and the remembrances of a past self.

From the age of 6 until he was 18, Tim lived in a house in Fleet, Hampshire. Significant pieces from this room have been found or recreated as part of this installation and juxtaposed against recent self-portraits, text and how others see him today. Bringing together elements of photographic material past and present, archival material from his childhood and the use of snapshots of sound, music and spoken word, Tim aims to take the viewer on a journey and place them within this world to reminisce and remember their own childhood.

Building and painting the model box

Fig.1. Stubbs Hughes. The model box design of Jack Studio Theatre space