I’ll be posting more about student work at PQ15 later today. But for now, a quick post with a “report from the field” from Dani Kling-Joseph, who was able to catch some events that I missed.
The first was a street performance on June 21 by students from Spain’s RESAD entitled “Borrón y cuenta vieja (Let Bygones Be by-nows).”
Dani – who, unlike myself, speaks Spanish! – writes that this was “a performance by Spanish students about the collective glossing-over of the atrocities committed by Franco and his officers during and after his reign. The woman in black talked about how her boyfriend was tortured during Franco’s reign on a certain island and now on that island there is nothing to indicate it housed a concentration camp.”
She also sent a photo of a PLATaFORMA performance by students from Catalonia. PLATaFORMA has been designed as “a small scale modular performance space for experimenting with … the relationship between objects, lighting, sounds, performers, and the audience.”
Dani writes that “during the piece they manipulated a piece of glass with strings attached to motors and also used tiny lights and tiny projections. Their idea with the project is to tell a story using only objects. They didn’t quite succeed for me but it’s still an interesting idea!”
She also had a chance to attend a session hosted by Chance magazine on photojournalism in theater, and afterward speak with LMDA’s Martha Steketee.