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BCUC. Bucks - Faculty of Creativity and Culture
School of Arts and Media
9th Annual Conference

Sacred, Liminal and Secular Space(s).
April 21st 2007

Key Note Speakers:

1. Jean-Guy Lecat
Jean-Guy has created sets in collaboration with Peter Brook over the last 30 years and has participated in more than 100 theatre productions since 1967. He started his career as assistant set designer at the Vieux Colombier Theatre and at the Avignon festival. He has been stage manager, designer, lighting director and set designer for Jean Vilar, Jorge Lavelli, The Living Theatre, La MaMa, Jean-Marie Serreau, Luca Ronconi, Jean-Louise Barrault, Dario Fo, Roger Blin, Samuel Beckett and Copi.

Jean-Guy will also be offering one of his world famous workshops at the conference

2. Alison Oddey
Professor Contemporary Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Northampton. In Alison’s latest book Re-Framing the Theatrical, (2007), she takes us on a spectator’s journey engaging with art forms that cross boundaries of categorisation. She makes some radical claims about performance, discussing spirituality and how the work becomes meditative, the relationship of silence in performance and how the spectator emerges into the solo performer-protagonist within secular and non-secular sacred spaces. Publications include The Potentials of Spaces (2006) and Performing Women (2005). As a broadcaster, she wrote and presented the BBC Radio 4 series Stand-ups and Strumpets, and is currently developing a new series for Radio 4. She chairs Platform Events for the RNT and is currently completing her first novel. She is Professor of Contemporary Performance and Visual Culture at Northampton University

This conference aims to explore how meanings have proliferated in the experience and in the production of space through academic papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances, and includes contributions from scholars and practitioners of theatre, literature, culture, media and film, performing arts, fine arts and design, as well as history and criticism, and digital technologies. How have scholars and practitioners interpreted and appropriated space within their work and research? The conference Addresses topics such as (but not exclusively) the following:

§ Sacred Space and the relationship between the sacred and the profane
§ Collaborative Space
§ Secular Spaces
§ Liminality
§ Designing the sacred
§ Objects in space
§ Literary, Cinematic, Photographic and Performative imaginings and interpretations of sacred spaces
§ Media technologies and the reinterpretation of space
§ Space and identity
§ Space in relation to ritual
§ The reinterpretation and re-establishment of sacred spaces in contemporary environmentalism

For further details or a registration form please email lorna.ashtonscott@bcuc.ac.uk or telephone 01494-605243

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