PHOTO GALLERY | Road to opening night of “From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America”
This slideshow documents the second part of the process. We want to share the work we did in Prague to Americans. We wanted a gallery environment in New York to house the works. And we hope to inspire the next batch of curators and producers to create their own USA national space for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial.
I would go so far to say that, after post-structuralism, communication is now the dominant force in design innovations. PQ provides designers with an international art-based platform where they can wrest back the current valorization of time-based performance modes, which visual artists have ruthlessly co-opted for their own ends
“These events, on a practical level, raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of good creative design. They affirm the professionalism and creativity of outstanding designers and theater architects. And these events have demonstrated an economic impact to the countries that host them.”
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Well, here … Continue reading
In discussing the festival, the curators of Queer New York International Arts Festival have stated that they want to “break through dominant ideas that limit and marginalize queer art, by creating a new concept of queer as a wider platform
IT’S PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL WEEK on Postcards from the Inge! Randy agreed to talk with me about the PQ, and there’s so much in this interview I want to share with you that I’m going to post it in three parts, so look for the second installment here and the third installment here.
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Here is … Continue reading
“The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?”
Prague diaries: Philadelphia designers and practitioners talk about how performance design affected their works and processes
PHILADELPHIA: The travel narratives below track impact and chronicle artistic learning. A costume designer encounters a Czech fashion designer in a workshop and suddenly can’t stop creating garments out of … Continue reading
Vibrating within a new discipline that is up for grabs, From the Edge proposes one approach toward an American version of performance design. Future curatorial teams will really have to find the courage to contend with the challenge of displaying the U.S. anew in a competitive international environment.
American theater under the sign of Obama: “From the Edge,” USA pavilion at Prague Quadrennial, makes American debut
The USA-USITT Design Exhibit team recommends people experience the exhibit more than once while at the Long Beach Conference & Stage Expo promising the interior collage will be different every time you stop by. Gallery talks at the exhibit will provide an opportunity to learn about the exhbit from those intimately involved in its creatio
Curators speak out about the thrills, challenges of staging national exhibitions of design in Prague
In a wide-ranging conversation with a number of national curators from various countries, RANDY GENER reports on the thrills, challenges and obstacles of putting up national exhibits at the Prague Quadrennial.
PRAGUE, LONDON and NEW YORK CITY: The British sound artist Scanner’s real name is Robin Van Rimbaud. Intensely active in sound art since 1991, Scanner has produced concerts, compositions, installations and … Continue reading
THEATRE SVOBODA (DIVADLO SVOBODA) Czech Republic, 2011 98 Min, Color DIRECTOR: Jakub Hejna PRODUCER: Jiří Konečný SCREENPLAY: Jakub Hejna, Barbora Příhodová DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jiří Chod CAST Josef Svoboda EDITOR Jakub Hejna … Continue reading
PRAGUE: In Intersection, pairs of distant lovers could be spotted giving each other tight embraces inside a structure of 30 white boxes. Theater hooked up with Visual Arts. Scenography cuddled … Continue reading
PRAGUE: Brazil and Croatia topped the 12th edition of the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space. These two countries were the major winners, with each taking home two PQ … Continue reading
“From the Edge,” USITT / USA’s national pavilion at Prague Quadrennial, displays American performing garage in the age of Obama
Artistic director Susan Tsu was interested in uncovering the socio- political themes facing performance makers in the USA over the past 4 years.
Gener will also host daily gallery talks at USA National Exhibition entry to Prague Quadrennial, the “Olympics of Theater Design,” June 16–26 PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 6.1.2023 — Randy Gener, the Nathan … Continue reading