Shizuka Hariu

between the Imaginary and the Concrete

Copyright ©Shizuka HARIU 2015

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Shizuka presented her design works Cloud/Crowd and Sensing Spaces as part of the UK representation at Prague Quadrennial Exhibition. UK team received a special prize for this year of the varied design approach in the performing arts.

"Welcome to Make / Believe at the Prague Quadrennial 2015. The 22 designers here representing the UK have been selected from our national exhibition of over 150 designers in January 2015. Our exhibition and catalogue title Make / Believe indicates the skills, vision and commitment found in the diversity of today’s UK performance design and as exemplified here within the temporal contexts of music, weather and politics.

All of these production designs explore and occupy a passage of time, – story time, time lived, time lost and the ‘necessary’ time – to make, achieve, overcome and resolve. They variously consider the relationship between audience and performer, between performance and society and grapple with the UK’s identity, our history, politics and our future, including how we relate to the rest of the world."

(from the Prague Quadrennial website)

Curator:Kate Burnett
Designer / Architect of exhibition:Patricia Grasham
Institution:Society of British Theatre Designers
Make/Believe - UK Design for Performance 2011-15