Creative Spatial Design Workshop
Heleen Blanken and Karl Klomp
The workshop Creative Spatial Design is an introduction to the artistic practice of conceptual stage design, led by spatial media artists Heleen Blanken and Karl Klomp. It focuses on the basic artistic and technical skills necessary for developing stage scenography for live performances.
The workshop provides participants with insight into the development process, from forming a concept to configuring media within physical space. Artists Heleen Blanken and Karl Klomp elaborate on their own practice and the skills that are necessary to successfully create a media narrative on stage. The workshop contains a hands-on demonstration of the different effects of lights, mirrors, smoke, projection, video, LED panels and more to manipulate the perception of illumination.
During the workshop, participants worked on creating their own concept and scenarios, and present their outcomes at the end of the workshop. The workshop took place in Paradiso Amsterdam and the participants had the opportunity to be present during the soundchecks and live performances of Progress Bar to gather more insight into the processes of creative spatial design.
Photo Pieter Kers