The View From Here was developed over a nine month period using a mixture of smaller projects, online dialogue and workshops to engage performance design students from all over the UK with the Prague Quadrennial 2015 themes of Music, Weather and Politics.
In creating UK Performance Design Border Control the student designers taking part wanted to explore and celebrate what diversity means for their practice through the prism of a very prevalent political theme in the run up to a general election and beyond. Perturbed by the implications of a new government’s immigration policy, The View From Here became a durational, cumulative and performative installation at PQ activated by 14 student performers and curators.
Around 2 500 visitors from all over the world passed through our border control to be welcomed into the space beyond where they contributed their stories and personal artefacts to the exhibit.
The View From Here was developed as a partnership project between the Association of Courses in Theatre Design (ACTD) and the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD).