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Theatre of Disjunctions: A Performance on Adaptive Reuse and Gentrification

Pham, Phuc Huy (2016) Theatre of Disjunctions: A Performance on Adaptive Reuse and Gentrification. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Pham, Phuc Huy
Abstract:

Theatre of Disjunctions: A Performance on Adaptive Reuse and Gentrification re-examines art and politics to suggest curatorial practice as an alternative method to traditional adaptive reuse practice in architecture. The project investigates the role of architecture as a gentrifying agent with the example of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, and addresses issues of heritage preservation. Artists Lizz Aston, Marina Fathalla, Layne Hinton, and Carson Teal create disjunctions through deliberate act of effacement. Using elements of performativity and theatricality, the artworks conceal and project onto the gallery architecture to capture the displacement and mutation of architectural heritage. Each artwork allows the viewers to contemplate and reflect upon different narratives within a homogenous historical psyche. Offering a critique of socio-architectural developments, the exhibition as a theatre critically and creatively encourages an interdisciplinary approach towards more sustainable and socially informed adaptive reuse solutions for historic buildings in major cities as an outcome.

Date: 11 April 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptive reuse, architecture, curatorial practice, disjunctions, displacement, dissenssus, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, gentrification, integrated media, relational aesthetic .
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 14:20
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 14:20
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/772

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