Performa Prospettiva A Hub for the Performa 15 Biennial Finalist 2015
Performa Prospettiva offers an unexpected perspective of the Performa Biennial. Literally. The design adopts the technique of forced perspective, a perceptual sleight of hand established in the Renaissance and made iconic in stage sets such as Palladio and Scamozzi's Teatro Olimpico. This technique makes happenings occurring deep within the Perfoma Hub appear closer to the front of the space. The tapering enfilade collapses the overlong space into a sequence of visually accessible chambers. Mediating translucent scrims provide enough spatial articulation for lounges, living rooms, and proscenia, while allowing the space to remain as one. All activities are projected onto the window plane framed by a contemporary porta regia.