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Krystian Lupa: scenografia – filozofia przestrzeni teatralnej
Krystian Lupa: Set Design – A Philosophy of the Theater Space

Author(s): Włodzimierz Szturc
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Krystian Lupa; Set Design; Objects; Fetishes

Summary/Abstract: Włodzimierz Szturc insightfully analyzes the directorial accomplishments of Krystian Lupa in terms of his view of the world, his visual and metaphysical sensitivity. At the same time, he tries to sketch out a directive in Lupa's way of thinking about theater as a coherent philosophical work whose contents are expressed through various plays, projects, texts, and drawings. Szturc identifies the artist's consciousness with a shared ontology of the various plays, constructed through the set design: "magic objects” – fetishes, the recurring motif of the labyrinth, the frames and windows coming together to make a dynamic pictorial presentation of the artist's idea, through which, from the point of view of the Aristotelian ópseos kósmos there could be a way of expressing the philosophy of Lupa's work as a whole.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 123
  • Page Range: 52-63
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish