A Broadcast/Looping Pieces (UK)

A live remix of an artist’s notebook.

By Tim Etchells. (Photo: Piet Janssens)

By Tim Etchells. (Photo: Piet Janssens)


SEPTEMBER 22nd 18:00
Black Box theatre, Main stage

Performed in English.

A Broadcast / Looping Pieces is an improvised text and performance work by Tim Etchells.

The heart of this mesmerising and provocative work is a live remixing of pages from Etchells notebook – a computer document in which, over many years, he has gathered texts of many different kinds. Fragments of overheard conversation, cut-paste quotations direct from newspaper articles and web pages, ideas for performances, rough drafts, and other notes sit side by side in this textual scrapbook. 

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 Pieces is an improvised window on Etchells’ approaches to text, exploring creative process, and the transformative power of performance itself.



Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells has led the theater company Forced Entertainment since its inception in 1984. In addition, he has developed an own artistic profile that includes performance, video, photography, text, installation, fiction and criticism. He has also collaborated with many visual artists, musicians, choreographers and photographers.

Conceived and performed by: Tim Etchells

Produced by: Forced Entertainment

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