PQ Interviews Disappearing Visceral Landscapes

Disappearing Visceral Landscapes is a series of interviews with international performance design legends. They originated as a part of the Fragments Exhibition&Project during Prague Quadrennial 2019.

Performance design and scenography legends were interviewed by awesome Jyles Rodgers.

Listen to all interviews here.

Francis O´Connor

Renown Irish scenographer Francis O’ Connor introduces his design Tree of Nails from Waiting for Godot and takes us through the journey of his life long performance design work, which no matter how bold or spectacular, was always at the service of the play.

Paul Gallis

Dutch designer Paul Gallis shares his unique story of changing the aesthetic of the proscenium stage in the Netherlands and creating a new relationship with the spectator.

Cristina Reis

Portuguese scenographer Cristina Reis tells us about her unique approach where she sees the process of scenography as a self-reflective practice.

Jozef Ciller

Slovakian scenographer Jozef Ciller shares his artistic journey, his use of materials and minimalist approach that has its roots in puppet theatre and also what it meant to work and create during the time of communist censorship.

Dorita Hannah

Designer and architect Dorita Hannah talks about her interdisciplinary practice and scholarship connecting performance design and architecture.

Liisa Ikonen

Liisa Ikonen speaks about breaking of conventional orders and finding new methodologies expanding the profession of performance design.

Andy Bargilly

Renowned Cyprus scenographer Andy Bargilly speaks about the life-long scenographic journey that led him from Cyprus to Prague and back.

Kirsten Delholm

Kirsten Delholm, the renown performance designer from Denmark, shares her way of working with all human senses, light and architecture to take scenographic and performative experience in new directions.

Alexander Lisiyansky

Legendary designer Alexander Lisiyansky from Israel reminds us that the designer’s work in never done and the work with any given space never finished.

Fruszina Nagy

How a costume can blur the boundaries between main scenic element, clothing and a runway stand alone design is a creative approach Hungarian costume designer Fruszina Nagy walks us through in this interview.

Pamela Howard

Believing in a responsibility to tell important stories of displacement in the face of global tyrannies, Pamela Howard, British scenographer, is sharing the story of her art making without borders.

Louis Carlos Vasquez

Through his performance design work and through his teaching, Costa Rican scenographer Louis Carlos Vasquez inspires generations of designers to view scenography as an art form full of metaphors.

Xue Dianjie

Renown Chinese scenographer (Ši Dan Žej) Xue Dianjie in an interview with Jyles Rodgers talks about his artistic journey inspired by his studies in Germany and his breaking away from the restrictions of illusionism and painted backdrops.

PQ special thanks go to Fiona Patten for the sound.