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Scenographic design in Canada since the 1970s.
DRAMA 419*: Generating space
|Department: Drama||Term Available: Winter 2013||Instructors: Nathalie Rewa|
(Mondays, 1-2:30; Wednesdays 11:30-1:00)
Seminar available to Cultural Studies Students
The performative turn of contemporary societies is regularly observed by cultural, performance and architectural theorists. Performance and installation art has long ago left the constraints of galleries and live performances have derived narratives from sites and human interactions at them. Taking the campus of Queen’s University as our specific site we will study its spaces as sites for performance. Cafeterias, study spaces, labs, stages and art galleries have been designed for specific performance by their users. There are, however, many spaces on campus that are not programmed. Some of these allow for encounters which contest the anonymity of our expanding campus. Locating and animating such spaces (including some that have lost their original use), will be an object of our study.
Students are expected to generate spatial experiments on campus, demonstrating potential site interactions. Research seminars, critical writing and a series of open studio workshops throughout the term will be methods use
| Note:Admission to the course by permission of the instructor: N. Rewa and by arrangement with the Department of Drama