17 of the most diverse stage designers in portrait
The theatre magazine Theater der Zeit has been following the developments of stage design for some years now in its “Kunstinserts”. There we asked stage designers about their motivation, their working methods, the way they collaborate with directors, how their artistic practice unfolds in a theatre context. With a heuristic approach eschewing any claim to completeness, we promoted discussion, whether it was to mark a new production or because the artists in question were breaking new ground in the development of theatre. More than anything it is these direct statements from the artists which distinguish this workbook from the 1998 “Bild der Bühne”, which presented such in uential artists as Robert Wilson, Achim Freyer, Jürgen Rose, Einar Schleef and Anna Viebrock. In “Setting the Stage” we have once again brought together seventeen of the most diverse artistic personalities; collectively they demonstrate how artistic considerations – at once purposeful and inevitable – function in the mode of an increasingly radical and con dent self-conception of the theatre as gesamtkunstwerk.