ANNE KARIN TEN BOSCH
Anne Karin ten Bosch (1964, Rotterdam based artist)
Between 1992 and 2010 I worked as a scenographer designing for many companies and independent theatremakers in The Netherlands, dance as well as text based theatre and almost everything in between. Trained as sculptor in the tradition of ‘autenticity’, I was keen on and fighting with the so called real and the fake. I developped my own work crossing the borders of performance, art and design creating performance-installations. Later on these kind of work was uneasily called ‘experience-theatre’.
Since many years I am longing for and working on a better reflection on scenography and its working processes within the Dutch theatre. Between 1999 and 2009 I was teaching scenography at the University of fine arts in Groningen. In 2008 I started the masters Theatre Studies at the Utrecht University for the same reason; an attempt to find language to describe and reflect on the mechanisms and strategies of scenography. At the HKU University of the arts Utrecht I worked on a ‘toolbox’ supporting the reflection on performative and interactive design. During my masters my interest in public space increased even more, searching for ‘the scenography for the un/safe public space’.
I am one of the initiators of the Dutch Platform-Scenography, a platform open to all kinds of scenographers and dramaturges. We aim to make this interesting field of art more visible, to generate the search for language to describe and analyze scenographic working and thinking and to create exchange and connections with other fields and disciplines, in which we assume scenographic working as well.