15:30 Uhr

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vortrag

/// ca. 90min

/// englisch

haus A | raum 104 B

Immaterial Space

Lighting Design im Performancebereich

Anhand praktischer Beispiele der gegenwärtigen UK Theaterpraxis wird die Art und Weise betrachtet, in der Beleuchtung für Performances entwickelt und realisiert wird. Licht wird dabei als dramaturgisches Werkzeug diskutiert. Welche Bedeutung hat Licht neben den anderen szenografischen und räumlichen Elementen, die den Performanceraum ausmachen? Der Vortrag wird sich auf Licht als angewandte Kunstform fokussieren, anstatt Licht als Technologie zu sehen. Hierzu wird eine breite Auswahl an gegenwärtiger Theaterpraxis betrachtet, beispielsweise Arbeiten von Andi Watson, Michael Hulls, Robert Wilson und William Kentridge.

Lighting Design for live performance
This talk will consider the way lighting for performance is developed and realised, using practical examples of current UK theatre practice. Light is discussed as a dramaturgical tool, generating meaning alongside other scenographic and spatial elements that make up the performance space. The talk will focus on light as an applied art form, rather than as technology, and to this end considers a wide range of current visual theatre practice such as works by Andi Watson, Michael Hulls, Robert Wilson and William Kentridge.

/// Termin: Do. 09.02 /// Vortrag auf Englisch
Hansjörg Schmidt
Programme Director, BA (Hons) Lighting Design
Hansjörg is a lighting designer, working regularly with a group of UK based artists and theatre companies. He is also the Programme Director Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College in London, and his research interests lie in the area of lighting, environment and narrative.
Recent lighting designs: Men and Girls Dance (fevered sleep/touring), The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield), The Red Chair (clod ensemble / touring), Dusk (fevered sleep / Young Vic Theatre), Stink Foot (The Yard Theatre), Krapp’s Last Tape (Sheffield Crucible), Zero (clod ensemble / Sadlers Wells), Above Me The Wide Blue Sky (fevered sleep / Young Vic Theatre). Silver Swan (clod ensemble/Tate Modern). An Anatomy in Four Quarters (clod ensemble/Sadlers Wells Theatre). On Ageing (fevered sleep/Young Vic Theatre), Kursk (Sound & Fury/Young Vic), The Forest (fevered sleep), Under Glass and Red Ladies (Clod Ensemble). Also with David Harradine: Stilled, and Camera Obscura.
Other recent projects: Kew Kitchens, an architectural installation at Kew Palace. The Beautiful Octopus Club, for Heart ‘n Soul and the South Bank Centre. And shows for Jessica Ogden and Mika Fukkai at London Fashion Week.
www.hansjorgschmidt.com