Scenography As Memory

14:30 – 15:45
Panel of Presentations

TRADITION/TRADUCTION: The Scenic Designer as a Translator of Artistical Languages
(Presentation – 15 min)
Tamara Figueroa-Álvarez (Group of Designers, Technicians and Makers, Adtres)
CL

The colonialist and indigenist legacy of Latin America configure a present in which written and oral history, build our language and configure our communication system from (at least) two origins. The language of scenic designers, at the same time, is a mestizo language; a textual problem, whatever be their language of origin or its language of term.

Forensic Scenography: Scenographic Strategies in Tracing Post-War Domestic Mise-en-Scène
(Presentation – 15 min)
Nevena Mrdjenovic (Designer)
AU

Scenographic method is here applied from a forensic standpoint – positioning war-torn domestic interiors as abandoned mise-en-scènes inscribed with layers of spatial narratives, traces of time, and tactile remnants of past violence and trauma. As scenographic afterimages of violent acts, these mise-en-scènes emerge as principal physical reminders of a collective traumatic narrative.

Designing Tsunami – Designs Evolved from the Documentary to Surrealism
(Presentation – 15 min)

Michiko Kitayama Skinner, Erik Lawson (US)

March 11, 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami killed more than 15,000. As a theatrical production, the docudrama grew out of grueling accounts of survivors’ actual experiences, becoming stylized and symbolistic from inspiration in conventions of classical Japanese theatre. Survivors shared spiritual communications with the dead, steering designs toward a surrealistic, dream-like approach.

The Journey to The Living History
(Presentation – 15 min)
Nattaporn Thapparat (Assumption University of Thailand)
TH

"LHONG1919; THE JOURNEY TO THE LIVING HISTORY" is the permanent exhibition at LHONG1919 where was the defunct stream ship pier called "Huay Jung Lhong". This exhibition takes the audiences on a journey back through 145 years to its glorious era as heritage space restoring of Chinese overseas culture and memory from what was left through the existing architecture and theatrical experience.

15 06 2019 14:30—16:00
Where Krizik E