Tim Etchells is known from the critically acclaimed theatrecompany Forced Entertainment who visited Black Box teater several times. The company received this year’s Ibsen Award and will participate at this year’s Ibsen Festival with four different performances. Etchells’ works range from performance, video, photograph, text and installation. Along with Ant Hampton, he participated at Oslo International Teater Festival in 2014 with The Quiet Volume.
A Broadcast/Looping Pieces is an improvised text and performance work based on the artist’s own notebook. The performance is a live remixing of pages from Etchells’ notebook in which, over many years, he has gathered texts of many different kinds. Fragments of overheard conversation, quotations from newspaper articles and web pages, ideas for performances, rough drafts, and other notes sit side by side in this textual scrapbook. A Broadcast/Looping Pieces is an improvised window into Etchells’ creative process and the extraordinary transformative power of performance itself.