The project Autonomous Scenography is based on the fascination of visual artist Meryem Bayram for the geometry and pop-up books. She developed a series of pure basic forms made of sheet cardboard which can be unfolded from an apparently empty flat surface to a whole repertory of evocative scenic elements.
Different artists were invited to use their imagination on the material. In this way, the project demonstrates what happens when the scenography does not rely on a story or choreography, but the other way around. How can the performance artists, sound and light designers contaminate these various scenic elements? In a sensitive yet evocative game of forms, spaces, objects and worlds are set up, revealing to what extent our perception of reality is determined by personal associations.
Credits: OBJECTS & CONCEPT MERYEM BAYRAM | DEVELOPED WITH AND PERFORMED BY GAËTAN BULOURDE, CLÉMENT LAYES | SOUND DESIGN CHARO CALVO | LIGHT DESIGN POL MATTHÉ | OUTSIDE EYE DAVID BERGÉ | PRODUCTION VALERIE DE VISSCHER | COSTUMES JOHANNA TRUDZINSKI | SPECIAL THANKS MARNIX RUMMENS | PHOTO GIANNINA URMENETA OTTIKER
PRODUCTION PLATFORM 0090 | COPRODUCTION PLAYGROUND (STUK & M)/LEUVEN, WPZIMMER/ANTWERPEN, MAF FESTIVAL/ANTWERPEN, STORM OP KOMST/TURNHOUT | WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE FLEMISH GOVERNMENT
premiére 15 Nov. Playground Festival STUK, Leuven
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