Call for Papers: Australian Scenography

Mar 10, 2020

Special issue of Scene.

Co-edited by Christine White and Alison Oddey. Guest edited by Tessa Rixon.

This special issue aims to provide space to consider the state of scenography and performance design within Australia, ranging across creative practice, pedagogical approaches and evolutions, and research inquiry. On the cusp of a new decade, Australian performance finds itself within the context of a turbulent political landscape, which has seen the devaluation of the arts at a federal level and instability in the funding landscape, as well as ecological disasters from fires, floods and drought; persistent humanitarian crises and an inability to reach humane solutions for those seeking asylum in our country; and finally, the pernicious impact of European settlement and the marginalisation of First Nations and indigenous voices.

Against this backdrop, this special issue welcomes contributions on the state of Australian performance and their scenographies. It presents perspectives on the evolution and diversification of design practices and philosophies tied to the unique Australian experience, across a range of performance genres including dance, theatre, opera and inter- and transdisciplinary practices.

Submissions could address the following points:

 Submissions could be in the form of essays, case studies of practice, interviews and roundtables capturing diverse perceptions on Australian design.
Deadline for full paper submissions 31 January 2021.

Guest edited by Tessa Rixon tessa.rixon@qut.edu.au.

Please submit final papers to Christine White: christine.white@dmu.ac.uk.
Download the Call for Papers here: https://www.intellectbooks.com/asset/46752/1/Scene_CFP_feb2020.pdf

About Scene:
Scene is dedicated to a critical examination of space and scenic production. This double-blind peer-reviewed journal provides an opportunity for dynamic debate, reflection, and criticism. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, Scene welcomes articles, interviews, visual essays, and reports from conferences and festivals. The journal incorporates investigations into the development of new technologies and modes of operating, distribution of content and profiles of design for film, television, theatre and events, as well as new platforms such as gaming and virtual environment design. Scene aims to examine new critical frameworks for the scholarship of creating a scene.

ISSN 2044-3714 | Online ISSN 2044-3722 2 issues per volume | First published in 2013