Music, weather and politics outline the central thematic framework of the international scenography project SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics, aiming to redefine, illustrate and become an active force in the creation of new concepts of performative environments. SharedSpace attempts to explore and liberate scenography as an interactive environment possessing the potential to deconstruct social hierarchies, revive the fantastic and imaginative, open creative communication modes and underline political discourse of the stage. Above all, its ambition is to become an umbrella platform uniting professionals, students and wide public in search of ideas, inspiration and discussion.
SharedSpace is both research and artistic initiative, designed for the course of three years and involving 12 institutions from Europe. Its core activities include symposia (Gatherings and Retreats), experimental SharedSpace exhibitions (working titles: Music, Weather, Politics, Object, Makers, Space, Tribes) and SpaceLab the extensive educational component (series of workshops, performances, co-productions etc). Founded on an ongoing dialogue and brainstorming sessions, SharedSpace stimulates interdisciplinary activity and creation of shared environments. While determined on a global scale, every partner is given just enough independence to project a unique local perspective.
Running 2013 through 2016 in several European countries, the slate of events held within SharedSpace invites scenographers, theatre-makers, architects, theorists, art professionals, students and wide public. The first phase of the SharedSpace activities culminates at the Prague Quadrennial event held June 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.
SharedSpace is organized by the Prague Quadrennial in cooperation with:
Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Theatre; New Theatre Institute of Latvia; Santarcangelo dei Teatri; Victoria and Albert Museum; HKU Theatre, University of the Arts, Utrecht; Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague; The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Centre for Creative Actions IMPACT Macedonia; Center for Polish Scenography, Silesian Museum; Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute; Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College; The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; School of Visual Theatre Jerusalem.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European