Negotiating visuals: roles of images in a site-specific performance.

Negotiating visuals: roles of images in a site-specific performance. Wacana Seni Journal of Arts Discourse, 18: 7. pp. 47-52. ISSN 1675-3410 (2019)


Wilkie (2004) in her research "Out of Place" discussed that theatre has a long history of experimenting with a variety of spatial configurations and visual relationships. However, it is only in the last two decades that the label "site-specific" has been applied to theatrical performance, indicating a new mode of place-bound practice. This paper looks at the association between a performative engagement with place and space and the role of visuals and scenography; an enhancement of a site-specific spatial formatted performance. The study also looks at the function of images as one area of the theatrical's "visual systems" that affects the creation and reception of a play. "Bermulanya Di Sini…Kedah Tua" is a contemporary theatrical research project based upon the archaeological findings in Lembah Bujang. The performance combines three different fields of study: performance, archaeology, and history. This research combines the idea of theory and practice to decode
literary and historical sources by triangulating the relationship between archaeological artefacts, architectural space and time.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Visual perception, Visual interpretation, Scenography, Site-specific, Archaeology
Taxonomy: By Subject > Art & Design > Creative Photomedia
By Subject > Art & Design > Visual Culture Studies
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Art & Design
Depositing User: Nor Kamala Yahya
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 07:27
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 07:27
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