Designing is thinking. The mission of OISTAT Performance Design is to exchange thoughts, ideas and visions among young and experienced professionals worldwide. This includes all aspects of the performance design and live art: space, set, costumes, lighting, and sound and music composition.
OISTAT Performance Design tries to generate new critical discussions about the audiovisual language of the performance and create different ways of understanding its content. The aim is to share the knowledge with the widest possible group of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds.
The commission includes active working groups for Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Space Design (newly established in 2014). OISTAT Performance Design has a productive role in Prague Quadrennial (PQ) and World Stage Design (WSD) exhibitions.
OISTAT Performance Design meets at least once a year. The location is always hoped to have a good theatrical infrastructure and/or an outstanding performing space. Meetings have always been held at Prague during Prague Quadrennials (PQ Exhibitions) and recent meetings in Toronto, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Seoul, Amsterdam and Las Vegas. OISTAT Performance Design also aims to collaborate with other OISTAT Commissions and have joint meetings, forums and active events together with all of them.
Activities regularly include:
Countries hosting OISTAT Performance Design meetings take advantage of the meeting and its international members by offering lectures and presentations, which are open to all OISTAT members and particularly to the colleagues and students worldwide.
2017 Taipei, Taiwan at World Stage Design 2017
2016 Salt Lake City, USA at USITT Stage Expo
2015 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2015
2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 Cardiff, UK
2013 Shanghai, China
2012 Las Vegas, USA
2011 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2011
2010 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Seoul, Korea at World Stage Design 2009
2008 Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2007
2006 Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 Toronto, Canada at World Stage Design 2005
2004 Long Beach, California, USA
2003 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2003
2002 Seoul, Korea
2001 Manila, Davao City, The Philippines
2000 Bregenz, Austria
1999 Antwerp, Belgium
1999 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 1999
1998 Haifa, Israel
1997 Seoul, Korea
1996 Helsinki, Finland + Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 1995
1995 Las Vegas, USA (Costume Design Workshop)
1994 Beijing, China
1993 Tokyo, Japan
1992 Vancouver, Canada + Seattle, USA
1991 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 1991
1990 Sydney, Australia