Excavating the Remains of French Scenography in Prague

"Our project is to unearth imaginary French scenography that would have remained buried in the Prague Exhibition Grounds preventing its official national participation since 2003. During the nine days of the Site Specific Performance Festival, we will perform an archaeological excavation and retrace the historical relationship between France and the Prague Quadrennial since 1967. More than just collecting material archives, Excavating the Remains of French Scenography in Prague intends to examine the emotional state of French scenography as we discover or re-discover gripping elements of its history such as buried letters, scale models, rejected projects, personal statements, testimonies and so forth. By digging out and revealing these memorial objects, we propose to perform the archives, provoke discussions, and include the spectators’ voice in this new “repertoire” (Diana Taylor, 2003), to finally reconfigure a common imagination between France and the Prague Quadrennial. Reenacting the intangible scenographic heritage of France intends to demonstrate how strongly it is connected with Prague and the world. As we reactivate history, memories of the past 50 years will resurface again and remain for the future. We want new affinities to emerge from this site-specific archaeology of scenography. "

Performance
07 – 15 06 2019 10:00 – 13:00
PEG 10

Team
Co-Director, Designer and Performer: Carolina E. Santo
Co-Director, Designer and Performer: Emmanuelle Gangloff

Country France

Artists Carolina E. Santo & Emmanuelle Gangloff

07 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

08 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

09 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

10 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

11 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

12 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

13 06 2019 10:00—13:00
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14 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10

15 06 2019 10:00—13:00
Where PEG 10