Set Design: Making the Familiar Strange and Exciting Dec 16, 2013

by Erin

"A set needs to amplify common space into something else. It needs to take hold of the existing architecture of the room and set up the proper conditions for the eye and the ear... If we want to be in the same room with performers it needs to shatter that same wall and extend the event across the threshold and transport the performance’s energy to the audience. The environment should be held in tension by forces pushing to invite and alienate simultaneously." – Peter Ksander

Design is an absolutely integral part of There There. Design expert Peter Ksander talks influences (Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, rock and roll), structure and design philosophy in this interview with The Brooklyn Rail.