Programme, Spatial Requirements and Arrangements
When one writes verse, one’s most immediate audience is not one’s own contemporaries, let alone posterity, but one’s predecessors,” Brodsky confesses. No authentic creative work takes place in a cultural or mental vacuum: creative work takes place in the continuum and traditions of culture, in a constant dialogue with one’s great predecessors. The profound artist seeks advice and approval among the dead, not from his or her own contemporaries; the artist is not seeking to please the future reader, viewer or inhabitant. Consequently, the past, the very depth of time, is the real mental dimension of artistic work.
Juhani Pallasmaa, Encounters 2
The Elizabethan Inn-yard Theatre - Michael Wood in In Search of Shakespeare