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Phantom Stages. Performance Lecture at Hidden Lines of Space (Group Show)

Allen, Richard (2017) Phantom Stages. Performance Lecture at Hidden Lines of Space (Group Show). [Show/Exhibition]

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Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Berlin. July 2017.

Theatre designers conjure fictional worlds by creating floor plans for performers to inhabit in the rehearsal room. These plans are flat, phantom worlds that hold the possibility of habitation, suggesting fragments of objects, walls and architectures. They are often drawn out in spike tape on rehearsal room floors, ‘blocking’ the terrain of the stage, serving as a set-up of instructions to the bodies and objects that will eventually occupy the set. The plans exist between the present and the future, a set of possibilities of ‘what might be’ but is yet to come. Theatre floor plans are paradoxical, they are theatrical because of their absences rather than their excesses and therefore hold a unique relationship with the possibilities of theatrical representation.

Performed as part of a Group Show exhibition'Hidden Lines of Space curated by Annette Hans & Julia Horstmann that investigates the format and concept of the floor plan. Featuring work by Alice Aycock, Fran Cottell & Marianne Mueller, Hella Gerlach, Julia Horstmann, Emma Waltraud Howes, Jonas von Ostrowski, Mirjam Thomann, and Moi Tran.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: hidden lines of space, exhibition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Richard Allen
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 12:02
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:20

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