The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

MA Costume Design for Performance  
Final Graduation Project

Concept & Design: Jovana Gospavic

London College of Fashion UAL
London, 2016

Plots and symbols of eternal punishment by repetition of certain actions are recalled numerous times in different cultures. Critique to Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus”, his manifesto of absurdity, was the starting point in creating this performance piece.
The origins of the story of Sisyphus are placed in Greek mythology. Sisyphus was mortal, the king of Ephyra, known today as Corinth. He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness towards gods by being forced to roll an immense bolder up a hill, never reaching the other side – each time he was just about to reach the summit of the hill the rock would roll back down. Repetition of this action is his punishment for eternity.

Tate Modern, 2016
Concept & design: Jovana Gospavić
Photography: Jovana Mladenovic
Hairstyle: Penny Black
Makeup: Charlotte Haldane
Styling assistance: Fahad Ahmed Bandial
Models: Joško Spasojevic, Emma Fisher, Bojana Šarac, Rhian Lewis, Ruben Hart, Shin Yan K, Arthur Parker, Rudi Mikhail Zygadlo

Lilian Baylis Studio - Sadler's Wells Theatre, 2016
Concept & design: Jovana Gospavić
Choreography: Anna Furse
Performer: Lanre Malaolu