"The Stage and the Visual Arts: Past, Present, and Future"
International Conference on Scenography
May 11-15, 2005
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Conference wishes to explore three issues of foremost significance in scenography research today and pertaining to stage design (we consider all visual elements of the stage--except movement of actors/dancers--as part of stage design):
the connections between the various visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, photography, film, computing design, etc.) and the stage in the past and in the present, as well as the formal, conceptual, and epistemological contributions and limitations that such connections entail;
the changes in artistic perception and expression in stage design generated by the visual arts;
the challenges that stage design has to meet in a fast-moving technological environment that is constantly shaping and reshaping audience perception.
Contributions--papers and panels--are invited from scholars in any relevant discipline, particularly theatre studies, cinematic studies, cultural studies, history of art, architecture, photography, and design.
The Conference will be held at the University of Amsterdam, under the auspices of the Scenography Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR) and the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Amsterdam.
Please send a 200-250 word proposal and a very brief curriculum vitae by October 31, 2004 via e-mail to Stephen Di Benedetto, Convener of the FIRT/IFTR Scenography Working Group, at email@example.com. Full papers (5000 to 7000 word long) must be received via e-mail by February 14, 2005. Details about their format will be sent separately to the participants. The papers will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal "Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance", or the e-zine "Scenography International."
For registration information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration forms will be available in September 2004.
Conference registration fees:
Before January 14, 2005: 160 Euro
After January 14, 2005: 190 Euro
Student registration fees:
Before January 14, 2005: 80 Euro
After January 14, 2005: 110 Euro
Irene Eynat-Confino, Convener
Scenography Working Group
International Federation for Theatre Research
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