Swept

Theater in Motion


Emerald Necklace, Boston, MA
Core I Studio   

Instructor: Hans Tursack



Can form perform?


The program of theater is traditionally hermetic and context agnostic. To address the more democratic needs of a contemporary urban theater, the classical forms of the typology are analyzed, deconstructed, and redistributed as site level arrangements. Through this process, the language of formal analysis is deployed to produce new relationships of performer and audience.


Compositional Machine: Kinetic Model



Site Collage: Dispersing Central Schemes  Palladian Alphabet


  Formal Analysis as Performance Generator
Axonometric View: Fields of Follies


Static/Deployed States
Folly Index


Plan View: Field


Plan View Deployment

Scenario: Field

Scenario: Pond





Site Models: Field, Hills, Pond

Danny Griffin Selected Works 2014-2021