HOW THE TIME GOES
Forced Entertainment (Sheffield)
Access: available on our website from 31.10. to 07.11.
HOW THE TIME GOES is a fragmentary new multi-episode video-performance in seven parts, by Forced Entertainment. Emerging from the delirious limbo of lockdown it features the core group of the company in improvised Zoom-interactions with the pianist Marino Formenti, from separate locations including Sheffield, Berlin, rural France, London, Vienna and Budapest. Recorded between March and May 2021, HOW THE TIMES GOES extends the pandemic strangeness of the group’s END MEETING OF ALL (2020) to create a spiral patchwork of unedited fragments, neither diary nor fiction. Recorded in a single live take each episode lasts between 25 and 60 minutes. Offering a mix of wry comedy and melancholic slow-time shenanigans the group build on the porousness, connection and disconnection inherent in the new online situation to extend their long established modes of live performance and narrative deconstruction.
Click here for the digital performance: HOW THE TIMES GOES
Conceived | Performed | Devised by Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Cathy Naden, Claire Marshall & Terry O’Connor Guest Performer | Musical Collaborator Marino Formenti Direction Tim Etchells Sound John Avery
Production and realization
Digital Postproduction Hugo Glendinning Digital Production Management Jim Harrison Production Forced Entertainment Co-production HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a.M.), PACT Zollverein (Essen). A project within the framework of International Production Houses funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.