How to make people understand a message through a space?
How do we communicate and mediate culture through space? By ‘space’, we can think of various spatial contexts of culture, like gallery and museum exhibition spaces, the theatrical stage, the fashion show, to name but a few. A less common term ‘scenography’ (the art of space design) is a kind of key to understand a message concerning experiential, spatial and visual elements of a space (such as weight, light, sound, color, the relationship between objects, flow, costume, etc).
In this talk with Patrick Wong Mui—a French scenographer (also the scenographer of our exhibition, ‘Machine Is Nature’ which is still currently on view at The Factory)—he will give you a basic introduction about the history of ‘scenography’. What is the goal of scenography? How is it different from decoration? From a text or a goal-oriented program, how can a scenographer turn these ideas into integrated space-volume with a suggestive place orientation? As a child, Patrick dreamed about a magic pen. Here he will explain to you how a scenographer can ‘think’ with space, imagine through space and make it real. Specifically, he will also elaborate his scenographic concept behind ‘Machine Is Nature’, giving you perhaps more cues to experience our exhibition.