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Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #2

Susan Tsu

July 3|Mon|11:00-12:00
Concert Hall


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WSD2017 Scenofestinvites the founder-Pamela Howard OBE to chair for this year’s keynote speeches. “Breaking the Boundaries"is the main concept as the speeches will be proceeded through interrogations. Speakers include Ralph Koltai (through film), Susan Tsu, Jean-GuyLecat and Pamela Howard herself will share their lifetime experiences as interdisciplinary scenographers.  
2017世界劇場展邀請到Scenofest的發起人Pamela Howard 策畫Keynote speech系列講座,Pamela以「打破界線」為題,邀請了一輩子從事劇場設計的大師Ralph Koltai, Susan Tsu, Jean-Guy Lecat參與,以詰問方式分享他們的設計生涯。

Breaking the Boundaries
The term ' interdisciplinary work ' is no longer enough to refer to the tasks of a scenographer today.  Pamela Howard takes herself, Susan and Jean-Guy for examples, when they are totally collaborative at work, they also set up their own collaborative teams.A textile artist might be creating a piece of furniture, and a furniture maker could contribute to a visual installation.  A costume designer could be a scenographer, as the actors wearing their costume on stage becomes scenography.  It’s never too late to break a boundary.Art needs no walls or passports!
「跨領域」這個詞已不足以形容今日劇場設計者的工作。Pamela Howard以自身及此次分享者Susan及Jean-Guy為例,除了協同創作,設計家們也建立自己的創意殿堂。劇場中紡織設計師可能創造出一件傢俱,而傢俱設計師也能完成裝置藝術作品。當演員穿著戲服站在舞台中央,服裝設計師也算是佈景設計師。打破界線就是現在,藝術中沒有打不破的牆,更不需要通行證。



As a Chinese American who came of age in the late 1960’s, she personally experienced both tensions and fascinations between East and West in the USA.  All the while, wondering what artists and theatre makers were doing to keep their spirits afloat during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in China.  She resolved then, to do what she could to bring creative people together from around the world to share, without prejudice, their views about human experience. Through her innovative classes, conferences, exchanges, and international exhibitions such as the Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design, Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015 and Innovative Costume of the 21stCentury: The Next Generation, she breaks boundaries as a designer, curator and teacher! 

Photo Credit: Susan Tsu

Duration 長度

60 mins

Language 語言

In English

Special Notes 注意事項

Earphone rental for simultaneous interpretations of Chinese/English:
NT$200 for each session.

Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #3
Jean-Guy Lecat
Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #4
Pamela Howard
Keynote Speech|Breaking the Boundaries #1
Ralph Koltai