It’s moving from I to It – The Play is a new performance written and directed
by Tim Etchells for two actors (Jennifer Pick and Bruno Roubicek). Commissioned by London-based curatorial
initiative FormContent, the work playfully animates the questions and
discourses informing their two-year project It’s
moving from I to It, of which Etchells’s play forms the final chapter. Following
the presentation in at the Tate in London, the piece travels to various venues,
landing at If I Can't Dance in Spring 2014.
Tim Etchells was
invited to draw upon the rich and dense body of voices and propositions constituting
FormContent's programme, responding in the form of a linguistically explosive
and unstable play through which he makes a subjective and playful reading of
the scenes and thematics of the project.
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.
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.