• Other People

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.

ComposerKronacker, Alec
ActorHarland, Alex
ActorLees Jones, Annie
ActorMcNally, Elizabeth
ActorMills, Josie
ActorPalmer, Warren
ActorWestlake, Anna
Other PeopleSouthard Reid, London, UK01 Mar - 30 Apr 2016One person show
Other PeopleDavid Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK01 Sep - 31 Oct 2016One person show
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 Arts & Humanities
Funders: The Elephant Trust
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2023 12:52
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1941
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