Site Specificity in the context of theatre and performance
studies refers to an artistic approach that makes
place a form of co-creator in works of performing arts. In
this course we will depart from a look into the historical
background of site specificity in a wider artistic context
and move on to explore how the approach has been developed in
theatre and performance. In focusing on the triadic relationship
between place, artist(s) and audience/spectators/participants, the
theoretical readings will be combined with practical tasks in order
to anchor our conceptual understanding in an embodied manner.
Adding to this we will look at a case material involving works that
we attend together as well as performances accessed through
documentation and/or secondary sources.