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Contemporary Scenography


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List of Illustrations Foreword by Christopher Balme (LMU Munich, Germany) Scenographic Practices and Aesthetics in Contemporary German Theatre, Arts and Design - An Introduction - Birgit Wiens (LMU Munich, Germany) PART ONE Scenography in and beyond the Theatre: Aesthetics and Epistemes 1 'I am trying to add more layers to the story'. From the model to the stage: Artistic thinking and design practices in Aleksandar Denic's theatre works with Frank Castorf and others - A conversation between Aleksandar Denic (Stage Designer, Belgrade, Serbia) and Birgit Wiens 2 Notes on Bert Neumann's Stage and Costume Designs: Scenography as a Co-Player and Counterpart in Theatre Performances and Rehearsals - A conversation with Sophie Rois (actress, Berlin, Germany) 3 Scenographic materiality: Agency and Intra-Action in stage designs by Katrin Brack - Joslin McKinney (University of Leeds, UK) 4 Composing scenography: Reflexions on theories, practices and processes of Klaus Gruenberg's collaborations with Heiner Goebbels and others - Joint contribution by David Roesner (LMU Munich, Germany) and Klaus Grunberg (Stage Designer, Hamburg, Germany) 5 Theatre space after the ?spatial turn': Moving dynamics of the active spectator - Thomas Irmer (Theatre Critic, Berlin, Germany) PART TWO Circulation of Scenographic Knowledge and Cultural Transfer 6 Notation: On the aesthetic potentials and epistemic functions of scenographic scores - Kirsten Maar (Free University of Berlin, Germany) 7 You cannot not not stage. Scenography - beyond theatre: Scenographic practices in museums, exhibitions and corporate design - Uwe R. Brueckner and Linda Greci (Atelier Brueckner, Stuttgart, Germany) 8 The Art of Thinking and Designing Space. Notes from the Studio - Annett Zinsmeister (Artist, Architect, Berlin, Germany) 9 Don't be afraid of the art of parCITYpation. Scenographic intervention as social design - Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius (raumlaborberlin, Berlin, Germany) PART THREE Rethinking Scenography 10 The ungovernableness of the scene - Dieter Mersch (Zurich University of the Arts, CH) 11 Scenography and actor-network-theory: Analytical approaches - Wolf-Dieter Ernst (University of Bayreuth, Germany) 12 Scenography: Research, education and training in Germany: Some observations - Thea Hoffmann-Axthelm and Robert Kraatz (Stage Designer/Scenographer, Berlin, Germany) Staging the unknown. Scenography and its future potentials: Preliminary resume - Serge von Arx (Oslo/Frederikstad, Norway) and Birgit Wiens References Index

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This edited volume of 14 essays provides an introduction to contemporary practices in German scenography.

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Birgit E. Wiens is the Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG at the University of Munich, Germany.

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