For: University of Sydney (MArch) / Sydney Festival
Design Team: Stephen Clement, Thomas Rubenach
Scope: Design for temporary, relocatable performance space for initial use in Sydney Festival 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Stage Machinery was completed as part of my studies for the Master of Architecture at The University of Sydney. The project brief was for the design of a temporary, relocatable theatrespace for use initially as part of Sydney Festival 2013 and at a variety of festivals and performance events in the future.
The point of departure for the proposal was the black box theatre, looking at the idea of a flexible performance space and extending this idea into a space that is scalable, dynamic and responsive to each individual performance. The black box was modularised and connected to a dynamic machine that was capable of performing alongside its human counterparts. The machine became not only a functional device, but a performance in its own right and a representation of the typically unseen “machine” that is the rigorous, extensive process involved in the creation and execution of a performance.