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Constructing barricades and creating borderline events

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Hannah, DM, Constructing barricades and creating borderline events, Theatre and Performance Design, 1, (1-2) pp. 126-143. ISSN 2332-2551 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/23322551.2015.1032501

Abstract

This article articulates how an expanded conception of scenography is capable of critiquing our built environments in order to disclose architecture’s role in reinforcing power structures, socially sanctioned behaviours and geopolitical cartographies. By adopting a ‘broad spectrum approach’ we are able to recognize that those constructing our world – the architects, planners, engineers, builders, technicians, manufacturers, suppliers and politicians – tend to be complicit in spatially suppressing our motility, flexibility and expressivity. Scrutinizing our contemporary borderline condition, alongside constructed and deconstructed barricades created by artists, designers and architects, unearths a critique of how our public performances are limited and controlled. Positing the barricade as an architectural and social formation allows us to consider its shifting political implications seen in public artworks that are aligned with Rubió Ignaci Solŕ-Morales’ concept of ‘weak architecture’ as a productively scenographic approach to spatial analysis and its mediation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:barricades, performance design, scenography, west bank wall, public art
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Performance and Installation Art
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Author:Hannah, DM (Professor Dorita Hannah)
ID Code:102830
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Tasmanian College of the Arts
Deposited On:2015-09-08
Last Modified:2017-11-17
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