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BCUC - 9th annual conference

Location:
BCUC, Faculty of Creativity and Culture
Date(s):
21 April 2007 00:00

sacred, liminal and secular space(s)

Aims to explore how meanings have proliferated in the experience and in the production of space. It will include contributions from scholars and practitioners of theatre, literature, culture, media and film, performing arts, fine arts and design, as well as history and criticism, and digital technologies.

Key Note Speaker: Jean-Guy LecatĀ 
Winner of The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design Jean-Guy has created sets in collaboration with Peter Brook over the last 30 years and has participated in more than 100 theatre productions since 1967. He started his career as assistant set designer at the Vieux Colombier Theatre and at the Avignon festival. He has been stage manager, designer, lighting director and set designer for Jean Vilar, Jorge Lavelli, The Living Theatre, La MaMa, Jean-Marie Serreau, Luca Ronconi, Jean-Louise Barrault, Dario Fo, Roger Blin, Samuel Beckett and Copi.

This conference aims to explore how meanings have proliferated in the experience and in the production of space through academic papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances, and includes contributions from scholars and practitioners of theatre, literature, culture, media and film, performing arts, fine arts and design, as well as history and criticism, and digital technologies.

How have scholars and practitioners interpreted and appropriated space within their work and research? The conference Addresses topics such as (but not exclusively) the following:

  • Sacred Space and the relationship between the sacred and the profane
  • Collaborative Space
  • Secular Spaces
  • Liminality
  • Designing the sacred
  • Objects in space
  • Literary, Cinematic, Photographic and Performative imaginings and interpretations of sacred spaces
  • Media technologies and the reinterpretation of space
  • Space and identity
  • Space in relation to ritual
  • The reinterpretation and re-establishment of sacred spaces in contemporary environmentalism




Contact Name:
Lorna Ashton Scott
Contact Telephone:
01494 605243
Contact Email:
lorna.ashtonscott@bcuc.ac.uk

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