Spatial Experience

“…we shall no longer attempt to give the illusion of a forest but instead the illusion of a man in the atmosphere of a forest…”
– Adolphe Appia, Beacham, 1994

This exploratory workshop will focus on the notion of spatial experience, focusing on the embodied experience of the sensory and atmospheric qualities of spaces. How can we capture and document these spatial qualities? How do we recreate the atmosphere of one space in another spatial context? How might we represent sensory and atmospheric conditions through visual, material and spatial means? How might we understand the new, hybrid spatial experiences we create by attempting to translate the atmosphere of one space into another? This one-day workshop will look at ways of documenting spatial experience and translating it into other mediums and contexts.

Workshop Leader Biography:
Lucy Thornett is a scenographer and Lecturer at University
of the Arts, London. She is currently co-convenor of the
TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association)
Scenography Working Group, and an associate editor for
Blue Pages, the journal for the Society of British Theatre
Designers. She is also a founding member of London College of Communication’s Space and Place Research Hub. She has taught design at institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has designed sets and costumes for over a dozen productions, and exhibited her own immersive installations and performances. Most recently, her sitespecific performance Tower was performed in London, with the resulting video documentation exhibited as part of London Design Festival in 2017.

13 06 2019 10:00—18:00
Where DAMU K326