/ UNIT 1 / Derek Hill / UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE / GLASGOW
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
The perfomance is a new use ot the bath, a new use of a shell. It is like a new orgaism nestled there. A bacteria, deamon evolved from bath mould, slowly hatching out, becoming agresive predator catching, hunting people from the street like a lion ant nourished by ideas, energy and time...
The assignment was to convert originally bath building into new performance facility.The transformation of the space should bring maximum utilization of space in the future. It shouldn‘t restrict imagination of artists about preparing specific scenes. The spa area itself has a certain value adjustment should concern only minimal improvements needed to the contents of the new program.
I found interesting to convey a performance which can be influenced by the audience. Where visitors are involved in the show and are able to affect it via interaction, sensors and variable scenes. Audience co-create the space. Environment without any exact boundaries between the one who can create the space and story line and those who cannot. It depends only on the artist what he prepares for you. He can fool you and make a part of his show out of you, without even letting you know.
If I should define the performance style It would be site specific using digital technologies. I think it is important that the theatre reflect the society and era and is familiar with the virtual world, because that is how we live.