Our Secret Inspiration

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Together with illustrator and graphic designer Anders Pedersen I have worked on creating the visual look for The Amelia Project. In audio drama the listener creates the images, so we've been concerned with not getting in the way of that. What the Interviewer looks like, what the office looks like, is all up to your imagination. Instead we've focused on creating a surrounding world rich in texture and associations, but which doesn't pin too much down. Photographer Ida Oppen's vibrant pictures have been an important part of that. 

The aesthetic frames of reference that Anders and I have drawn on have been many, but I want to mention one of my favorites here: The Secret History of Twin Peaks: A Novel by Mark Frost. The art work in this book is beautiful. The world they create feels complete and real down to the very last detail. The amount of work that must have gone into making this work of art is simply astonishing. For Twin Peaks fans such as Anders, Pip and I, it is also obligatory reading...

We've been very concerned not to copy anybody else when creating the world of The Amelia Project, but being inspired by quality work never goes amiss. If you like The Amelia Project, perhaps you'll like this book too...? It also combines mystery and suspense with a touch of the surreal...

- Øystein

Øystein Ulsberg Brager