Tim Etchells is preparing a neon sign referring to the Idiom New World Order which will hang by the entrance to Stara Rzeźnia and will become one of the projects accompanying city inhabitants during the festival. Neon signs are an important part of Etchells work. They are characterised by visual simplicity, humour and irony, sending an equivocal message which provokes reflection on one’s position is the world.
Meeting with Tim Etchells and actors from Forced Entertainment after Tomorrow's Parties 21/06, 21:30
Tim Etchells, a major personality in European theatre, the founder and leader of the British company, Forced Entertainment. Tim Etchells is an artist whose work expands beyond a single discipline: he is a director and playwright who also makes video projects and neon signs. Together with the artists he has invited to take part in the festival, including Tiago Rodriguez, Vlatka Horvat and Rabih Mroué, as well as groups like Schwalbe and Winterfamily, Tim Etchells will focus on the topic of the possible future. In the second half of the 20th century, the world seemed to be on its way to improvement, greater safety and happiness. Today, we are accompanied by a gloomy vision of a planet that has completely exploited its limits and potential for growth. The contemporary world seems to be darkened with an image of disaster in the form of military conflict and environmental threats. What new goals and the fulfilment of what promises can be expected during the next two decades? What plane can artists work on in the context of the constant changes on the geopolitical map of the world?
Tim Etchells will visit Poland not only as a curator, but also as a director and neon sign artist. With his company, Forced Entertainment, he will present two shows at the Malta: The Notebook and Tomorrow’s Parties. We have also commissioned him to design a neon sign that will become a permanent feature of Poznań’s urban space.
concept: Tim Etchells