1. performance
      28 March 2014, 8.30pm

      It's Moving from I to It - 'The Play'

      Tim Etchells with FormContent
      If I Can't Dance Offices, Amsterdam
    2. On Friday 28 March at 8.30pm If I Can't Dance and FormContent present It’s moving from I to It – The Play, a new performance written and directed by Tim Etchells. The performance takes the form of a dialogue that opens up an imaginary space for performance. The play is performed by actors Jennifer Pick and Bruno Roubicek and takes place in the setting of If I Can't Dance's premises on Westerdok 606-608.

      Prior to its iteration in Amsterdam, It’s moving from I to It – The Play was presented at Tate Modern in January and at Spike Island in Bristol in February. It will travel to Eastside Projects in Birmingham in April and Circa in Newcastle in June. Through its exploration of authorship, language and institutional rhetoric, the play instigates a unique dialogue with the context in which each performance is given, allowing a reflection on different modes of cultural production and dissemination.

      Commissioned by London-based curatorial initiative FormContent, the performance playfully animates the questions and discourses informing their two-year project It’s moving from I to It. FormContent invited Tim Etchells to draw upon the rich and dense body of voices and propositions constituting its programme of the past years.

      Tim Etchells is an artist, performance maker and writer, who has worked in a variety of contexts, notably in his role as artistic director of the performance ensemble Forced Entertainment, based in Sheffield and founded in 1984.

      FormContent is a curatorial initiative, founded in 2007 with the intent of experimenting with exhibition formats and fostering collaborations that challenge the reciprocity of artistic and curatorial practices. www.formcontent.org

      The presentation is commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, new collaborative network for commissioning performance-related work co-founded by If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, Playground (STUK & M), Leuven and Tate Modern, London (as part of BMW Tate Live). With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

      The It’s moving from I to It series of commissions is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

      1. Tim Etchells and FormContent, 'It’s moving from I to It – The Play', 30 January 2014, as part of BMW Tate Live, Tate Modern. Photography: Ana Escobar.
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