Jan Tůma

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Jan Tůma (born 1987 in Třebíč, Czech Republic) graduated at Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague, where he is currently working continuously on a Ph.D. on the conditions of scenography in the public space. He has been working in Miloš Florián’s studio that specializes in interactive cinematic and virtual scenography. He cooperated with Karlin Studios (’08), Du:Pont (’08), Prague Quadrennial (’11), IIM (’12), KVIFF (’12), CIANT (’12), the Experimental Architecture Biennial (’13), NDM (’13). He also cofounded the R/FRM studio in 2011.

 

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Anna Tregloan

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While it spans many artistic forms, Anna Tregloan’s particular focus is on what it means to be alive and revealing what it is that makes the three dimensions of space particularly poignant in a screen-based culture. She has been privileged to have been nominated numerous times for the Greenroom, Helpman and Sydney Theatre awards and has been awarded five Greenroom Association Awards and a Helpman Award, along with the prestigious John Truscott Award for Excellence in Design for Theater. As a designer of staging and costumes for dance, theatre and circus, and a creator and director, Anna Tregloan has collaborated with a large number and eclectic mix of companies and artists including the Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Ranter’s Theatre, Legs on the Wall, the Arena Theatre Company, the Melbourne Worker’s Theatre, Back to Back, Danceworks, Handspan, Chunky Move , Finucade and Smith, Lucy Guerrin Company, Belvoir Street Theatre, Force Majeure, Gertrude Street Artists Spaces, numerous productions at Malthouse Melbourne, as well as on smaller scale independent work. She is an instigating artist at the performance company The Association of Optimism.

 

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Tomáš Svoboda

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Tomáš Svoboda is one of those visual artists who use the processes and expressive tools of other disciplines. He shifts from literature to scenography and film and he combines their elements mostly for gallery exhibitions concerning alternative forms of narration. He always puts emphasis on economic and model solutions, often working with short, descriptive texts and their simple composition. His installations are complemented by fragments of three-dimensional scenes, or architectonic constructions, reminiscent of ephemeral structures in film and TV studios. He is an author of several architectonic realizations of exhibitions in public gallery institutions. Since 2001, he has taken part in the management and concept of the Display gallery, now under the name tranzitdisplay. Tomáš is the Commissioner of the Objects Exhibition for PQ15.

 

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Cristian Stanoiu

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Cristian Stanoiu (born 1979) studied architecture in Bucharest and Marseille, and took a Master’s degree in scenography in 2011 at the National University of Theater Art and Cinematography in Bucharest.  He works as an architect and scenographer and is involved in several continuous performing projects such as video design and live visuals for early the Romanian music band Imago Mundi, light design and video for land art installations, set design and direction with independent theater site-specific performances. He contributed with the national table at the Architecture section of the PQ11 and created the stage and costume design for “The Unfortunates”, by Füst Milán, directed by Kovács Zsuzsánna, performed at the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest and at the Béhague Palace, in Paris.

 

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Marianna Stránská

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Marianna Stránská is a scenographer, curator, visual artist and director. A multimedia artist focused in her work on the viewer as a specific component of the artwork. She cooperates with theater and film directors in the Czech Republic, France and Slovenia as a scenographer, costume designer, dramaturgy and puppeteer. Her creation is not only in film and theatre, but she is also directing her author projects and creating interactive objects and installations. Since 2010, she has been a member of a group of artist called Orbis pictus or … With this project, she presents her objects in Prague, Brno, Linz and New York. This year, she was nominated for the Czech Lion Awards by the Czech Film and Television Academy for best costume. She was born in 1986 in Prague. She graduated from the high school called PORG in Prague. After passing graduation exams, she continued at the Theatre Faculty in Prague, majoring in stage design at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the same department.

 

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Vero Schürr

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Vero Schürr works as an independent scholar and narrative design consultant at the intersection of architecture and art. Her work focuses on narratives, usually in a spatial context, on socio-political and critical design issues that she develops for theatre productions, exhibitions or corporations. Vero qualified as a space & design strategist in Linz and Politecnico di Milano and as designer of narrative environments at Central Saint Martins in London, both at M.A. level, having initially trained as a professional graphic designer in Vienna prior to this. Vero developed ways of applying the narrative to spaces and using storyboards for design experiences. The collaborative aspect, especially for the project in China, showed the importance of this approach in a wider context and proved her quality for conceptual strategies. A project in George, South Africa and Linz Austria, where she was part of a team designing a large-scale spectacle for an event with over 80,000 visitors, was among the most influential to her way of thinking and working was. She has gained further experience by being very concise in her work and hands-on production and aiming her work and teaching to a very diverse public. A very different but also influential experience was her own exhibition “tattoo vs. facade”.

 

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Hansjörg Schmidt

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Hansjörg Schmidt is a lighting designer working regularly with a group of UK-based artists and theatre companies. He is also the Program Director Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College, and his research interests lie in the area of lighting, site-specificity and narrative. Recent lighting designs: “Zero” (clod ensemble / Sadlers Wells), “Above Me the Wide Blue Sky” (fevered sleep / Young Vic Theatre), “Silver Swan (clod ensemble/Tate Modern), “An Anatomy in Four Quarters” (clod ensemble/Sadlers Wells Theatre). “On Ageing” (fevered sleep/Young Vic Theatre), “Kursk” (Sound & Fury/Young Vic), “The Forest” (fevered sleep), “Under Glass and Red Ladies” (Clod Ensemble). And with David Harradine: “Stilled, and Camera Obscura”. Other recent projects: “Kew Kitchens”, an architectural installation at Kew Palace; “The Beautiful Octopus Club” for Heart‘n Soul and the South Bank Centre, and shows for Jessica Ogden and Mika Fukkai at London Fashion Week.

 

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