|Module Title||ANALYSIS OF SCENOGRAPHY|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Richard D Downing|
|Pre-Requisite||DR10120 , DR10220 or, SG10320|
|Course delivery||Lecture||15 Hours 10 x 1.5 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours 4 x 1 hour seminars|
|Other||5 Hours 5 x 1 hour screenings|
to employ an analytical methodology in the consideration of scenographic practice.
to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of a range of exemplary scenographic and associated performance practice.
to articulate an increased understanding of the function of scenography within the dramaturgy of the performed aesthetic event.
1. Module overview. Key concepts and terminology (1): space.
2. Key concepts and terminology (2): scenography
(Screening: Revolution and Rebirth: Modern Theatrical Reform and its Debt to Antiquity)
3. Holistic vision: Adolphe Appia; body; space; light; movement.
(Seminar/demonstration: working with PowerPoint)
4. Scenography and encounter: Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski and the re-negotiation of spatial contracts.
(Screening: Man and Mask - Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus Theatre)
5. Expressive abstraction: Oskar Schlemmer and the performance of art.
(Group Project: seminar/surgery 1)
6. Re-addressing the frame: Robert Wilson, Hotel Pro Forma; formality, duration and the deep surface.
(Screening: The Theatre of Robert Wilson)
7. Ex-auditoria and the specifics of site: Brith Gof, Christo, Robert Wilson; location, landscape and scenography.
(Screening: Christo, Richard long, Rachel Whiteread)
8. The language of objects: Christian Boltanski, Caspar Neher, Joseph Beuys; placement, resonance, and juxtaposition.
(Screening: Christian Boltanski)
9. Perception, illusion and emotion: Achim Freyer, JamesTurrell, Bill Viola; immersion and the poetic sense of space.
(Group Project: seminar/surgery 2)
10. Scenography, performance and virtual space: Josef Svoboda, Robert Lepage, Mark Reaney, LaurieAnderson; applications of projection and interactive technologies.
(Group Project seminar/surgery 3)
to establish a working definition of the artistic practice of scenography.
to offer an analytical model with which to evaluate scenographic practice.
to introduce and analyse a body of significant contemporary, historical and global scenographic and associated performance practice.
This module is at CQFW Level 5