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Thomasson, Edward, 2016, Show, Exhibition or Event, Other People

Abstract or Description:

'Other People' uses painting, theatre-making and video to describe how exchanges are staged between individuals. This two-part project incorporates the public presentation of a one-act play and an exhibition, and continues my investigation into how stories are shared on camera, on stage and in everyday life. Looking specifically at instances in which people voluntarily allow themselves to be used by other people, this project focuses on how individuals behave in mutually beneficial relationships and how this behaviour might be useful in understanding exchanges between performer and audience.

The first part of the project was staged at David Roberts Art Foundation, London, in March 2016. The performance studio there shifted between rehearsal studio, video set and theatre, as a group of actors developed and performed songs and narratives by the artist on a constructed set, first for camera, and then for a live audience. This period of the project culminated in the presentation of a one-act play 'Volunteers'.

The second part of the project was an exhibition, Other People, presented at Southard Reid, London in September 2016. The exhibition included drawings made throughout the project alongside Pressure, 2016, a video that was constructed and recorded on the set of the play at David Roberts Art Foundation. The video employs text and song to describe three fictional situations in which people voluntarily allow themselves to be used by other people.

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
ComposerKronacker, AlecUNSPECIFIED
ActorHarland, AlexUNSPECIFIED
ActorLees Jones, AnnieUNSPECIFIED
ActorMcNally, ElizabethUNSPECIFIED
ActorMills, JosieUNSPECIFIED
ActorPalmer, WarrenUNSPECIFIED
ActorWestlake, AnnaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W110 Drawing
Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
School of Humanities
Funders: The Elephant Trust
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 15:37
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1941

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