"Arena" (2003) was the presentation space designed by Atelier van Lieshout for DEAF03.
ARENA, DEAF03's presentation and event space, provides a freeform environment for examining and discussing the festival's issues and projects. Conceived and assembled by award winning Rotterdam design interventionists Atelier van Lieshout (AVL), the ARENA, as a public forum, will be hosting the Open Territories presentations and workspaces, the Media Academy Day conference and the 'Evenings of' presentations. AVL's goal of creating autonomous spaces where a multiplicity of actions may emerge reflects the Arena's function as DEAF's conceptually Open Territory. Seven artworks and media projects will be given the Arena stage for the Open Territories presentations while three specially selected international projects will stake out individual Workspaces open to public participation and interaction during the entire program.