Journal article

Collaboration despite the tyranny of distance

J Briscoe

Theatre & Performance Design | Routledge | Published : 2020

Abstract

In his influential book, historian Geoffrey Blainey coined the term The Tyranny of Distance (1982) as a descriptor that continues to influence the psyche. For the first time in 2019, the three leading performing arts schools in Australia approached the design for the student exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) as a collaborative project. The theme of isolation and its influence on current Australian politics shaped not only the conception and development, but also the curation and realisation of the exhibition. The student exhibition presented the opportunity to explore the creation of a site-specific installation but required the navigation of distance in conception and realisation as..

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