Scenography: Scale and location
The geography of the space is explored and the borderline between the performance space, the non-performance space, the performer, and the audience is renegotiated in this work. The following is a transcript from an audio interview with scenographer Madelon Schwirtz MA Scenography, C.S.M., in 1999:
"My interest is in finding my own language to describe the spaces I work in and use the architecture of the site to create new images. The space of drama is unlimited and the task is to choose how to frame it and accentuate those elements that enhance the dramatic impact. Just like on a canvas, we have to order and compose everything we put in space in such a way that it forms an interaction with the overall dramatic action. Just like a painting there has to be a constant relation to the limits of the space. These are the borders that surround real life. In our live performance the frame is unlimited and chosen through the spectator’s subjectivity."
- interview with Madelon Schwirtz (1999)
The choice of location for the performance helps to distill and refine the work and contributes to an increase in the scale of the work. Fragments & Monuments creates living monuments to otherwise invisible female experiences.
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