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Scenography and methodology

This project addresses the relationship between scholarly work and artistic practices from the perspective of scenography theorized as a web of translations. The web is particularly apt when addressing visual, corporeal, spatial, inter-medial or multi-layered aspects often under-researched in much performance historiography. In short, the web operates in three registers, 1) material circumstances and impossibilities, 2) cultural and personal imaginaries and pictorial worlds, and 3) structural systems and orders traversing the local and glocal semiosis. It can be argued that the critical impetus of the web is its capability of handling the enrollment of multimodal resources in affectively charged visual and corporeal expressions in situ, without dismissing their returns, repetitions and transformations over time. The performative nature of the web indicates that it will always be active in the present, rather than subject to historical petrification. The aim of the project is to explore how scenography as a web of translations can function as a flexible methodological tool on a multi-disciplinary research arena. To a large extent the project has been developed through paper presentations and publications related to a series of conferences arranged by the Norwegian project “Performing arts between dilettantism and professionalism. Music, theatre and dance in the Norwegian public sphere 1770–1850.”

Project leader:
Astrid von Rosen
Project duration: 2012–2019
Funding: The Faculty of Arts, Letterstedtska föreningen, Stiftelsen för Scenkonstens Historia i Göteborg

Contact Information

Astrid von Rosen

PO Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

+46-(0)31-786 2784

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