*1989, architect, student of scenography
Nitish Jain comes from India and currently studies Master’s degree in Scenography in Prague at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts. He got his Bachelor’s degree at the Sushtan School of Art and Architectur (SSAA), and worked as an architect of exhibitions in the Atelier Anonyme Design in New Delhi, India. He occupies himself with adventure architecture and attempts to link spatial narratives and storytelling. Nitish Jain is currently interested in the intersection of traditional artistic forms: in his current project, he attempts to connect Erben’s Kytice z pověstí národních, Indo-Persian forms of the 13th century narrative called Dāstāngoi and Norwegian folk music in an immersive theatre production. He seeks to create visual poetry through materials that are often generally considered inappropriate and non poetic. Jain builds on architecture practices that support the phenomenology of space through materials (as in the works of Peter Zumthor and James Turrello). He was also influenced by the philosophy of Gaston Bachelard.
„What does today’s scenography mean to you?“
„Scenography means perceiving space as a visual, sensible and adventurous entity. I see space as an active narrator in the performance, and I deal with its expressive and sensory potential. I try to create a link between the space and the audience and to use scenography to manipulate reactions, to evoke or to provoke them. My work attempts to create a bridge over the gap between a meaning and a metaphor, while using the sensitivity of space, light and sound in order to create an immersive experience. “