A Broadcast/Looping Pieces

Tim Etchells (GB)

This is a replacement event for "Shown and Told" Meg Stuart (US/DE) & Tim Etchells (GB) in the course of the program change due to illness reasons.

Tim Etchells: A Broadcast Looping/Pieces, Foto: Piet Janssens

A Broadcast/Looping Pieces is an improvised text and performance work by theatre maker, artist and writer Tim Etchells.

The core of the work is a live remixing by Etchells of pages from his notebook – in fact a chaotic accumulating Word file in which the artist has, for many years, gathered fragments of text, ideas, overheard conversation, cut-and-paste-excerpts from newspaper articles and web pages, writings, drafts, quotations and other notes. Selecting passages from this textual scrapbook Etchells winds, intercuts, weaves and collides language – frequently looping and repeating on individual lines, at other times editing and re-writing on the fly, creating dialogues, juxtapositions and ambiguous collisions.

Exploring archive, the process of writing and gathering A Broadcast/Looping Piecesis an improvised window on Etchells’ approaches to text, exploring creative process, and the transformative power of performance itself.