Artist and writer Tim Etchells invites performer and writer Ant Hampton to discuss delegation and collaboration across different fields of practice. The two practitioners reflect on how the act of relinquishing control over the final outcome is embedded in their work and on their relationship to improvisation and incompleteness.
A performance maker, writer and director, Ant Hampton founded Rotozaza in 1998, a company whose work has often explored the use of instructions to unrehearsed 'guest' performers. Rotozaza productions continue alongside a growing number of solo projects and collaborations including an ongoing exploration of 'live portraiture' with Greg McLaren as The Other People (La Otra Gente): structured encounters with people from non-theatrical milieu. He was head dramaturg for Projected Scenarios at Manifesta7 European Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sud Tirol, Italy. He has contributed to projects by Jerome Bel and Forced Entertainment. The recent 'fantasy-protest' programme of live-art for the ICA, True Riches, was a collaboration with Tim Etchells; they are collaborating again on an 'autoteatro' production due to premiere in Zurich, September 2010. The Bench, a collaboration with the writer Glen Neath, opens in May 2010.
This event is part of Tim Etchells' exhibition.