You’re invited to this interview with three of the most avant-garde and interesting creators on the contemporary scene - Tim Etchells (from renowned performance collective Forced Entertainment), Ant Hampton and Rita Pauls - in a relaxed conversation about their careers as artists, their collaborative and experimental theatrical creations and the challenges of putting on productions in confinement. Anyone can sign-up.
Born in 1975, this British artist lives in Germany. For more than 20 years, he’s explored ways of guiding people through unrehearsed performance-art situations, giving instructions to guest performers or the audience themselves through headphones, something he’s called ‘autoteatro’. Among his works are The Quiet Volume, This is Not My Voice Speaking and The Extra People, all of which are still touring and have been translated into more than 60 languages. His most recent piece involves getting the participants to put themselves in situations that involve a certain degree of risk. He sometimes collaborates with other artists, such as Tim Etchells, Christophe Meierhans, Britt Hatzius, Gert-Jan Stam, Ivana Müller, Anna Rispoli and Rita Pauls.
Theory and practice
This artist and writer lives in England. He’s the artistic director of renowned group Forced Entertainment and he’s collaborated with a wide range of artists and creators, including Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Marino Formenti, Taus Mahakacheva and Ant Hampton. His book about contemporary performance, Certain Fragments (1999) has become a reference work on the subject. His work in the visual arts has been shown, for example, at the Tate Modern and Bloomberg SPACE in London, at the Site Gallery in Sheffield and at the Turner Contemporary in the United Kingdom. He won the Tate/Live Art Development Agency award in 2008 and the prestigious Spalding Gray award in 2016. Under his leadership, Forced Entertainment won the Ibsen international award in 2016 for their contribution to theater and performance.
This actress has taken part in different plays (by artists such as Federico León, Dora García, Paula Salomón and Dudú Alcón Quintanilha) dealing with the language, creation and invention
of intimacy and the search for spontaneous performance situations. She’s currently researching both the theatrical aspects of learning experiences and walking as a philosophical and esthetic practice.
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