Model-Making with Found Objects

The workshop will look to explore the potential residing within Found Objects and how they can be used to stimulate the scenographic process. Specifically relating to scale model-making, the participants will explore a variety of approaches within the duration of the workshop.

Central to the activities and to the workshop space, is a table full of found objects and ephemera. These initially appear to be disparate artefacts with no connection and, to many observers, simply a collection of discarded materials and worthless junk. However, we will explore the possibility that these objects can be used to develop a Scenographer’s instincts and circumvent a more linear approach to stage design.

Workshop Leader Biography:
Paul Barrett, MA, has been the Course Director for BA Hons Design for Performance at Birmingham City University
(UK) for almost 20 years. Working with students across a
variety of practices including theatre design, film, events,
exhibitions, festivals, themed environments and live arts.
He has extensive experience of learning and teaching
methodologies and inter-disciplinary practice.

Possessing an MA Scenography his professional credits
include designs for a variety of performance platforms.
He was the Chair of the Association of Courses in Theatre
Design (ACTD) from 2013-2017.

His current research is concerned with the Scenographical
Model and applications of Objet Trouvé.

12 06 2019 14:30—18:00
Where DAMU R405/R406/R407