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Event-Space: A Performance Model for Interior Design


Hannah, D, Event-Space: A Performance Model for Interior Design, The Interior Architecture Theory Reader, Routledge, G Marincic (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 300-309. ISBN 9781315693002 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]


Event-space is a term attributed to contemporary architect Bernard Tschumi, whose mantra has long been "there is no space without event". Considering performance space as "evental" repositions built and imagined space as both embodied experience and evolving time-based event, where the constructed environment itself whether permanent architecture or temporary installation is no longer perceived as an immobile object but as a volatile spatial subject. Peter Eisenman refers to Gilles Deleuze's formulation in his 1992 article "Unfolding Events," where he claims that the new architectural object is an objectile because it involves "a temporal modulation that implies a continual variation of matter". Implicated in monumental, aesthetic, and daily events, places are shaped by significant historic moments, such as natural and human-made disasters as well as thought-shifting sociopolitical and philosophical revolutions. Event-space, therefore, needs to be considered through a range of modalities, scales, and temporalities: always as a dynamic organism that defies calculation.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:event-space, constructed environment, architecture
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Performance art
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Hannah, D (Professor Dorita Hannah)
ID Code:109576
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2016-06-22
Last Modified:2021-07-21

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