On Friday 28
March at 8.30pm If I Can't Dance and FormContent present It’s moving from I to
It – The Play, a new performance written and directed by Tim Etchells. The
performance takes the form of a dialogue that opens up an imaginary space for
performance. The play is performed by actors Jennifer Pick and Bruno Roubicek
and takes place in the setting of If I Can't Dance's premises on Westerdok
Prior to its
iteration in Amsterdam, It’s moving from I to It – The Play was
presented at Tate Modern in January and at Spike Island in Bristol in February.
It will travel to Eastside Projects in Birmingham in April and Circa in
Newcastle in June. Through its exploration of authorship, language and
institutional rhetoric, the play instigates a unique dialogue with the context
in which each performance is given, allowing a reflection on different modes of
cultural production and dissemination.
London-based curatorial initiative FormContent, the performance playfully
animates the questions and discourses informing their two-year project It’s
moving from I to It. FormContent invited Tim Etchells to draw upon the rich
and dense body of voices and propositions constituting its programme of the
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. www.formcontent.org
The presentation is commissioned and 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
The It’s moving from I to It
series of commissions is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.