The purpose of this bachelor’s thesis is to investigate how the existing character and function of uKirke can be redefined, and what its architectural capacities are as a future cultural centre. Gethsemane church, uKirke, on Vesterbro will from September 2014 transition into being a cultural centre. The church has already ceased functioning as a church in the traditional sense and has been decommissioned as such. To redefine the sites existing character, a critical intervention in form of a site-specific performance is developed. Taking offset in a site analysis, which sets the frame for generating ideas and a design process, a performance installation containing artistic elements that experiment with the social acting and spacial perception. This is done, by implementing a performance seeking to redefine the paradigms of the site, which are shown through the use of Miwon Kwons theory of site-specific art. Kwons art theory is operationalized to design oriented to create an understanding of the site and the social acting connected hereto. Michael Eigtveds terms about site-relations clarifies, where our performance positions itself in relation to masking or enhancing the sites elements in the attempt to redefine and rethink the sites existing character. Focussing especially on the churches surrounding site and construction, also the arches of the nave, with the performance, Over Gulvhøjde - Et Vidunderligt Kaos, eyes are turned to the churches ceiling and architecture. A subsequent evaluation, and analysis of participants experience with the church site the performance installation therein, it is concluded that the performance partially undoes the sites character by masking the charged churchlike elements and as such opens up for new possible spatial understandings and functions.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 jun. 2014|
- Michael Eigtved
- Over Gulvhøjde
- Miwon Kwon