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Introducing ‘Expanded’ Scenography

Joslin McKinney

Joslin McKinney is Associate Professor in Scenography, Deputy Head of School and Programme Manager for the postgraduate course in Performance Design in the School of Performance & Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer is Associate Professor in Scenography at the University of Leeds, UK and co-convenor of the International Federation of Theatre Research Scenography Working Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Scenography has long been associated with the design of settings for the performance of dramatic works on stage. However, the capacity for scenography to operate independently from a theatre text, as ‘visual dramaturgy’ (Lehmann 2006: 157...

Audience Immersion, Mindfulness and the Experience of Scenography

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Over the past decade there has been a rise in immersive design-led experiences in theatre and art contexts that are inviting new modes of embodied engagement. With the proliferation of experiential artworks and performances, audiences...

Thinking That Matters: Towards a Post-Anthropocentric Approach to Performance Design

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...‘Designing is a process whereby the matter of the world becomes meaningful’, observes Anne Balsamo (2011: 12). Objects, spaces and materials are not recipients of pre-conceived meanings that are imposed on them through the design process...

Between Symbolic Representation and New Critical Realism: Architecture as Scenography and Scenography as Architecture

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...While architecture and scenography share a common history, their mainstream functions are fundamentally different, and the primary aim of architecture, namely to provide shelter, is typically posited against scenography as providing...

Ecologies of Autism: Vibrant Space in Imagining Autism

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter demonstrates how scenography may be ‘expanded’ into therapeutic applications. The focus is the affective space of scenography within Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as Interventions for Autistic Spectrum...

‘Devices of Wonder’: Globalizing Technologies in the Process of Scenography

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In 1967, Guy Debord published The Society of the Spectacle in which he said: ‘The spectacle is the existing order’s uninterrupted discourse about itself, its laudatory monologue. It is the self-portrait of power’ (Debord 1983: I, 24...

Scenographic Agency: A Showing-Doing and a Responsibility for Showing-Doing

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...According to British freelance-stage designer Simon Banham, the scenographer is the key agent in shaping what it is to be present and sharing an experience in ‘the permeable border between maker and watcher’ (Banham 2015). On the website...

Cognitive Approaches to Performance Design, or How the Dead Materialize and Other Spectacular Design Solutions

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Magical material objects are not durable or tangible. As Theodor Adorno theorizes, objects are more than the sum of their parts and they may be what we perceive them to be, or what we expect them to be (1997: 100). Historically...

The Matter of Water: Bodily Experience of Scenography in Contemporary Spectacle

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Contemporary aquatic theatres that combine visual spectacle with the materiality of water challenge us to think through the nature of extravagant scenographies and the ways in which different senses are engaged. These purpose-built spaces...

Scenography Matters: Performing Romani Identities as Strategy and Critique

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter employs scenography as a framework to analyse examples of site-based performance currently being produced among Romani Communities in Europe. It draws on the findings of the ‘Performing Romani Identities: Strategy and Critique’...