In the traditional theatre the concept of space is tightly linked to the model of a container: The black box as a receptacle that is marked out by walls and can always be filled again anew.
The stage, the peep box of a closed room, is screened from the outside world of urban space. The exterior stands for reality and the interior is contrasted to reality, the unreal, fictional,
imaginary. But theatrical space can be thought of more expansively. It comprises audience as well as performers. The way the space is structured determines how stories can be told and viewed: Who is looking and who is performing? Helgard Haug, founding member of Rimini Protokoll, will focus on different theatrical settings in urban space and on different ways of how an audience can be placed in(to) this setting in their work.
Detroit Kunsthalles, an alumnus of MAPS at KhiO will give a brief presentation behind the ideology of the program Art and Public Space . The two-year study programme focuses on art and its relationship with the public sphere, simultaneously embracing architecture and urban planning and design, alongside historical fine art practices.
Hence if you are considering doing something like this as a supplement to your education at BAS, please come by to the auditorium and learn more about the school KhiO and the many facilities it has to offer.
Espen Folgerø will present his diploma project "Deviational Space" from 2008. He was one of the winners of Archiprix The world’s best graduation projects in 2009. Thomas Wiesner and Joakim Skajaa will do short self-presentations aimed at diploma candidates to present themselves as tutors. For diploma students, but open for all interested. In small auditorium.
Münster School of Architecture in Germany s one of the schools that BAS has an exchange agreement with, so if you are considering doing exchange study, come by and learn more about the school and the destination. Large auditorium. Welcome!