Tuesday, June 17, 2014

USITT-USA 2015 National Exhibition


The main theme of the Prague Quadrennial 2015 is Shared Space: Music, Weather, Politics 2011 - 2015. PQ 2015 invites participating countries to explore design as a performative environment that influences not only spatial relations of elements of performance but also determines mental relations (narrative, social, past or future) as well as relations between the performance and audience in contemporary performance.

The artistic leadership of the 2015 PQ have challenged National Exhibition Curators to revisit the power of theatre/performance and imagination and discover the powers and responsibilities of design that use, yet exceed the theatrical.

National Exhibition curators have been given a choice between three themes for their exhibit; Weather, Music, or Politics. PQ 2015 plans to exhibit presentations in multiple spaces in the very center of Prague. Visitors are encouraged to explore thespecifics of each locale in connection with the city both when working on their country’s presentations and when exhibiting in the specific spaces in Prague.

The Artistic Director and Curators for the USITT-USA National Exhibition have chosen Weather for the theme of the 2015 exhibit. Weather is an apt choice as a metaphor for performance. It doesn't discriminate, and crosses all economic, ethnic, and social lines. Weather has the power to affect and/or alter lives, both for the good and otherwise. It has the ability to connect distant lands and varied regions. Weather also connects to the other PQ themes of Music and Politics. Weather screams and whispers. It is rhythmic, percussive and melodic. Politics are inherent in weather can be found from the debate on global warming to the response time and funding of FEMA. The beauty and power of weather is the stuff of a designer’s dreams.

How to Participate:
The exhibition is open to all designers and performances originated in the United States between June 2011 and June 2015. Deadline for submissions is July 14, 2014. Curators will announce designs chosen for inclusion in the exhibition by July 28, 2014. There is a $30.00 non-refundable entry fee for each designer that submits material to the curators for consideration.

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