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Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #4

Pamela Howard

July 6|Thu|11:00-12:00
Concert Hall


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WSD2017 Scenofestinvites the founder-Pamela Howard OBE to chair for this year’s keynote speeches. “Breaking the Boundaries"is the main concept as the speeches will be proceeded through interrogations.  Speakers include Ralph Koltai (through film), Susan Tsu, Jean-GuyLecat and Pamela Howard herself will share their lifetime experiences as interdisciplinary scenographers.  
2017世界劇場展邀請到Scenofest的發起人Pamela Howard 策畫Keynote speech系列講座,Pamela以「打破界線」為題,邀請了一輩子從事劇場設計的大師Ralph Koltai, Susan Tsu, Jean-GuyLecat參與,以詰問方式分享他們的設計生涯。

Breaking the Boundaries
The term ' interdisciplinary work ' is no longer enough to refer to the tasks of a scenographer today.  Pamela Howard takes herself, Susan and Jean-Guy for examples, when they are totally collaborative at work, they also set up their own collaborative teams.A textile artist might be creating a piece of furniture, and a furniture maker could contribute to a visual installation.  A costume designer could be a scenographer, as the actors wearing their costume on stage becomes scenography.  It’s never too late to break a boundary.Art needs no walls or passports!
「跨領域」這個詞已不足以形容今日劇場設計者的工作。Pamela Howard以自身及此次分享者Susan及Jean-Guy為例,除了協同創作,設計家們也建立自己的創意殿堂。劇場中紡織設計師可能創造出一件傢俱,而傢俱設計師也能完成裝置藝術作品。當演員穿著戲服站在舞台中央,服裝設計師也算是佈景設計師。打破界線就是現在,藝術中沒有打不破的牆,更不需要通行證。



Pamela Howard had a long career as a theatre Designer. Awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship in2000to interrogatehertheatrepractice, resulted in thebook“What Is Scenography?” (RoutledgeUK/USA), a personal manifesto into a holistic way of making theatre.  Currently a Creator/Visual Artist of opera and contemporary music theatre, choosing subjects that inform through Art questions of cultural identity, displacement, and intolerance. An example can be seen at WSD in the Canadian company Theaturtle’s production of “Charlotte – a Tri-Coloured Play with Music “written by AlonNashman (CA) and composed by Ales Brezina( CZ ) based on the artwork of Charlotte Salomon who died in 1942 aged 25 in Auschwitz.  Her art lives on.
擁有大英帝國最高爵位勳章,被敬稱為「劇場設計教母」的Pamela Howard一生從事劇場設計工作。2000年起質問她自身的劇場設計作品,並發表《什麼是劇場設計?》一書,探討劇場的空間運用。目前身份是歌劇、當代音樂劇場的創作人及視覺藝術設計家。今年七月在台北演出的《夏綠蒂:三原色音樂劇場》即是透過對畫作的藝術詢問如文化認同、錯置及偏見發想創作。

Photo Credit: Alon Nashman

Duration 長度

60 mins

Language 語言

In English

Special Notes 注意事項

Earphone rental for simultaneous interpretations of Chinese/English:
NT$200 for each session

Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #1
Ralph Koltai
Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #2
Susan Tsu
Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #3
Jean-Guy Lecat