The sectional elevation as a scenographic structure

Crawley, Greer (2014) The sectional elevation as a scenographic structure. In: TaPRA Conference, 3-5 September 2014, Royal Holloway.

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My paper will consider the sectional elevation as a scenographic structure; a spatial visualisation that is both diagrammatic and mnemonic. Within the tectonic grid, characters and events are organised into a multilayered narrative with dramatic subplots and time frames. This visual storyboard is cinematic and graphic, the optical reading of it panoramic. Scanning the transparent 175 architectural layers, the spectator perceives different spatial and temporal events simultaneously. Interior becomes exterior, then becomes now. Using the examples of Es Devlin’s design for Chimerica and Mariele Neudecker’s exhibition Heterotopias and Other Domestic Landscapes , I will illustrate how the section is used to structure temporal and spatial connections and relationships, reflecting the multiplicity of viewpoints and the variance of perception in contemporary presentations.

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