Theatre director and doctoral researcher
Performing Arts Research Centre, Uniarts Helsinki
REACCLIMATING THE STAGE
The research looks into the relationship between scenic thinking and time ecology. Focusing on the three speculative notions of “deep stage”, “neganthroposcenic chronotopias” and “hyperdramatic theatre”, it proposes a methodology of inquiry and experimentality into the question of how to re-route the practice of directing (mise-en-scène) into a practice of “redirecting”, from a revised temporal ecology of the stage. Operating from the assumption of a “crisis of time” and looking at – whilst being moved by - queer temporalities such as heterochrony, anachrony, pluritemporality and idiorythmie, the research aggregates artistic experiments and academy-responsive expositional supplements on the question of the emergence of a stage in time of this “crisis of time”, and in the face of climatic – environmental and technosocial – turmoil of the 21st century.
The research is supported by Kone Foundation (Finland)