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It’s moving from I to It – The Play. An Event by Tim Etchells and FormContent (1 Nov 2014)

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It’s moving from I to It – The Play is a travelling performance for two actors written and directed by Tim Etchells and commissioned by FormContent.

The Play disseminates and performs questions and discourses that have informed FormContent’s last two years of research and programming: an investigation into fiction as a possible curatorial framework. Drawing from the dense body of voices and propositions that have alimented FormContent’s program, Etchells develops a subjective reading of the different scenes that have articulated It’s moving from I to It. By working across text, visual material and performance, The Play envisions concerns raised by the project’s various contributors in relation to issues of authorship, language, and institutional rhetoric. The performance instigates a dialogue with the context of DRAF’s institutional backdrop and display, allowing a reflection on different modes of cultural production and dissemination, and implementing such thinking within a broader public discussion.

Tim Etchells (b. 1962 UK) is an artist, performance maker and writer, best known for his role as  the artistic director of the performance ensemble Forced Entertainment, based in Sheffield (UK) and founded in 1984. Etchells’ practice extends through writing and performance projects, neon and video works, through diverse collaborations and the author of several books, including a critical exploration of contemporary performance and theatre, a dream dictionary and a novel.

Supported by Arts Council, England and DRAF Galleries Circle.

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  • Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
    1/5Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
  • Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
    2/5Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
  • Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
    3/5Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
  • Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
    4/5Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
  • Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet
    5/5Tim Etchells, It's Moving From I to It, 2014 at DRAF, London. Photo: Carole Bertinet