AN EXHIBITION AS OPEN SPATIAL LABORATORY @ PQ’11
PRESENTING THEATRE ARCHITECTURE NOW AND WHAT IT COULD BE NEXT
WHAT IS A THEATRE NOW/NEXT?
an 11-day open laboratory in the architecture section of the Prague Quadrennial 2011
The exhibition as an event-space, will consist of three parts:
THEATRE ARCHITECTURE NOW
PERFORMANCE SPACE BETWEEN
THEATRE ARCHITECTURE NEXT
an OPEN LABORATORY with an ongoing workshop for postgraduates and emerging practitioners.
The Architecture Section of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, asking
“what is a theatre now and what could it be next?”
will include also an Open Laboratory where selected participants will collaborate and work with renowned international experts in theatre architecture, theory, and design to propose alternative models for citing performance. Theatre will no longer be considered art form or built form but a social, cultural, and political venture; no longer a single receptacle of performance, but a civic meeting place that addresses local and global realities.
The auditorium is often considered a static object designed to contain performance. But performance cannot be contained... it exceeds architecture, especially in this age of media spectacles, fluid technologies and uncontainable bodies. So what role does the auditorium now play other than forcing us to perform as well-behaved spectators? If we acknowledge that architecture itself performs, as space-in-action, then perhaps we can explore new strategies for experiencing live performance as a more dynamic, creative and communal spatial event.
Dr Dorita Hannah,
Professor of Spatial Design & Commissioner of Architecture Section at PQ11
Deadlines for Open Laboratory:
Applications: 31 October 2010.
Announcement of selection: 30 November 2010
Applicants have to be PhD students or emerging practitioners.
Selected candidates must be present during the entire workshop (16-26 June 2011)
Workshop fee is covered by the PQ
Travel or accommodation costs or per diems are covered by candidates
For details on Architecture Section of the PQ, the Open Laboratory, conditions of participation, application forms, click here