By Tim Etchells
An exploration of what lies on the middle of latest theatre. Written by means of the creative director of compelled leisure, it investigates the method of devising functionality, theatre's interdisciplinary position, and the city's impact.
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Terry: There are times for being light, and times when it’s less easy to do that. Richard: This change, this change in tone you’re talking about, we’d like to know more about it. Terry: It’s more a shift than a change. Richard: Where does it come from? Terry: I don’t know. Richard: Do you believe that the work changes people—changes their lives? Terry: Yes. Richard: Do you think the work is optimistic? Terry: Yes. Richard: Even when it’s bleak? Terry: Yes. Richard: Why do you think that? Terry: It opens a space which people fill.
Richard: We noticed big changes to the country but could never date them precisely. When did the streets fill up with beggars? When did the great programmes of building, rebuilding and demolition begin? When exactly did the shopping malls and the 10-screen cinemas arrive? When did our city get its lift shaped like a rocket? From the day these places opened it seemed like they’d always been there. As time went on we got more and more sure that the work should look thrown together—chaotic, out of control, unintended—so that, perhaps, when it did pull something out of the bag, one simply wasn’t prepared.
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