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Not to scale. Fuori scala
Ant Hampton – Tim Etchells
March 30 – April 2 2023
From Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2: 11 am, 12.30 pm, 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 5 pm, 6.30 pm Running time 55’
Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells return to collaborate for a full-length autoteatro performance which draws two participants into shared experiments and intertwined processes of drawing, erasing and listening. Guided by a binaural soundtrack, participants create a shared journey using pencil on blank sheets of paper. Crude doodles soon come to life in a comical and unsettling picture book narrative that plays constantly with the tension between creation and destruction, life and death, energy and entropy. Things, stories, images and ideas appear and disappear constantly on the page, in a carnival of possibility, a carnage of crossing out, overlapped drawings and landscape traces.
Since 1999, Ant Hampton has explored a strategy of guiding peοple through unrehearsed performance situations. This developed to include the audience themselves – a strand of work that became known as Autoteatro, most often involving small-scale and intimate formats (Etiquette, The Quiet Volume). Not to Scale is Ant Hampton’s third Autoteatro collaboration with Tim Etchells. In more recently years his practice has expanded into a wider investigation of radical trust and risk-taking (The Thing, with Christophe Meierhans). In 2023 he will launch a new performance publication imprint, Time Based Editions, mixing print, audio and participation. Tim Etchells is a British artist and writer. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, most notably as leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment and in collaboration with a range of visual artists, choreographers and photographers. His work spans performance, video, photography, text projects and installation. He is currently a professor of performance and writing at Lancaster University. Tim Etchells' works have been represented in numerous international galleries and appeared at Manifesta 7 (Italy, 2008), Gothenburg Biennale (Sweden, 2009), October Salon Belgrade (Serbia, 2010) and Aichi Triennale (Japan, 2010).
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created by: Tim Etchells, Ant Hampton sound design and edit: Ant Hampton italian translation and direction: Maddalena Fiocchi with thanks to Isambard Khroustaliov and Lothar Ohlmeier for permission to use samples from their album Nowhere production: Ana Riscado management: Luz Algranti & Sofia Medici production of the Italian version: Triennale Milano Teatro created thanks to support from the following coproducing partners: Access Point (St Petersburg, Russia), Dublin Theatre Festival (Ireland), Teatro do Bairro Alto (Lisbon, Portugal), Noorderzon Festival of Performing Arts & Society (Groningen, The Netherlands), Theater Rampe (Stuttgart, Germany)
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