Within this project I am exploring issues of collaboration and artistic authorship/ownership from a scenographic perspective. In particular, I shall focus on two artistic collaborations completed as coursework in 2004, The Boxer and Shopping and Fucking. The Boxer is a pre-recorded dance performance that has been presented on screens in a three dimensional format and Shopping and Fucking was a piece of theatre presented at The Silo Theatre. My collaborative contribution to these projects was one of production designer for Jacqueline Wilson’s choreographic vision and Stuart Devine’s theatrical direction. In 2005 I have returned to the design process for the creation of a new collaborative performance work where I as scenographer am the artistic instigator of work. This work is called Glory Hole.
Through my thesis project I am hoping to be able to answer the following questions; • From a scenographic perspective, how does the collaborative process influence the spatial design decisions made? • How does the collaborative contribution of the scenographer influence the other creative decisions made (e.g. choreography, photography, costume and direction)?