Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells, Everything is Lost, 2018. Installation view. Witley Court, UK. Photographer: Stefan Handy.

Tim Etchells, Everything is Lost, 2018. Installation view. Witley Court, UK. Photographer: Stefan Handy.

Tim Etchells, Between Us, 2019. Installation view. Kunsthalle Mainz, DE. Photographer: Norbert Miguletz.

Tim Etchells, Open Mind, 2017. Installation view. VITRINE, Basel. Photographer: Nici Jost

Tim Etchells, SEEING THROUGH WALLS, 2017. Installation view. VITRINE, Basel. Photographer: Nici Jost.

Tim Etchells, Open Mind, 2017. Installation view. Photographer: Nici Jost

Tim Etchells, Together Apart, 2017. Installation view. Kunstverein Braunschweig. Photographer: Stefan Stark

Tim Etchells, Together Apart, 2017. Installation view. Kunstverein Braunschweig. Photographer: Stefan Stark

Tim Etchells, Together Apart, 2017. Installation view. Kunstverein Braunschweig. Photographer: Stefan Stark

Tim Etchells, Further Provocations, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Further Provocations, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Further Provocations, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Further Provocations, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Further Provocations, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Ten Purposes, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Three Tables, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Three Tables, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation view. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Eyes Looking, 2016. Site specific video installation commissioned as part of Times Square Arts Alliance ‘Midnight Moments’ series on the Times Square electronic display screens. Times Square, NYC.

Tim Etchells, Eyes Looking, 2016. Site specific video installation commissioned as part of Times Square Arts Alliance ‘Midnight Moments’ series on the Times Square electronic display screens. Times Square, NYC.

Tim Etchells, MORE NOISE, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Huge Glendinning.

Tim Etchells, MORE NOISE, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Huge Glendinning.

Tim Etchells, MORE NOISE, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Huge Glendinning.

Tim Etchells, MORE NOISE, 2016. Installation View. Courtesy of Huge Glendinning.

Tim Etchells, Personal Statements Series, 2015. Installation view.

Tim Etchells, PersTim Etchells, Personal Statements Series, 2015. Installation view. onal Statements Series, 2015. Installation view.

Tim Etchells, Personal Statements Series, 2015. Installation view.

Tim Etchells, Personal Statements Series, 2015. Installation view.

Tim Etchells, Coming and Going is Why the Place is Here at All, 2014. Installation view. Courtesy of Folkestone Triennial.

Tim Etchells, Coming and Going is Why the Place is Here at All, 2014. Installation view. Courtesy of Folkestone Triennial.

Tim Etchells, Winter Piece, 2010. Installation view. Courtesy of Situations for Wonders of Weston, Weston Super Mare.

Tim Etchells, No Reason, 2019, Installation with neon and machine-cut plywood, dimensions variable. Installation view Kunsthalle Mainz, DE. Photographer: Norbert Miguletz.

Tim Etchells, ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER (Part of NO REASON, 2019, Installation). Neon, 23 cm x 734 cm, Edition 3 (+1AP). Installation view, Kunsthalle Mainz, DE. Photographer: Norbert Miguletz.

Tim Etchells, NO REASON (Part of NO REASON, 2019, Installation). Neon, 23 cm x 734 cm, Edition 3 (+1AP). Installation view, Kunsthalle Mainz, DE. Photographer: Norbert Miguletz.

Tim Etchells, For Everything, 2018. Edition 3 (+1AP), Neon, two transformers. 37 x 116 cm.

Tim Etchells, Everything Is Lost, 2018. Powder coated stainless steel. 200 x 300 x 290 cm. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.

Tim Etchells, All Going, 2018. Performance. Duration 15 minutes. Unique (+1AP). Performer Bruno Roubicek. The score, which comprises a series of A6 cards containing hand-painted text fragments, accompanies the performance and is exhibited in the space between performances. Photographer Jeroen Verrecht.

Tim Etchells, All Going, 2018. Performance. Duration 15 minutes. Unique (+1AP). Performer Bruno Roubicek. The score, which comprises a series of A6 cards containing hand-painted text fragments, accompanies the performance and is exhibited in the space between performances. Photographer Jeroen Verrecht.

Tim Etchells, With/Against, 2018. White LEDs and steel letters. Courtesy Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK and the Great Exhibition of the North.

Tim Etchells, With/Against, 2018. White LEDs and steel letters. Courtesy Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK and the Great Exhibition of the North.

Tim Etchells, Best of All / What Can. 2018. Unique, Neon and sound installation. Installation view, Arne Jacobsen Foyer, Hannover.

Tim Etchells, More Noise, 2016. Neon. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Photographer: Hugo Glendinning.

Tim Etchells, MORE NOISE and Let’s Pretend, Installation view Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK. Photographer Hugo Glendinning.

Tim Etchells, Further Provocations, 2016. Part of The Give & Take at TATE Exchange. Installation View. Courtesy of TATE Modern, London, UK.

Tim Etchells, Eyes Looking (Loop), 2016. Screenshot. Single channel video, 16:9. 2 minutes 49 seconds. Loop. Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Eyes Looking (Loop), 2016. Screenshot. Single channel video, 16:9. 2 minutes 49 seconds. Loop. Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Eyes Looking (Loop), 2016. Screenshot. Single channel video, 16:9. 2 minutes 49 seconds. Loop. Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Mirror Pieces, 2014. Neon. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Courtesy of Argos.

Tim Etchells, To Be Present, 2015. Neon. Courtesy of Asian Arts Theatre (Suhwan Park).

Tim Etchells, To Be Present, 2015. Neon. Courtesy of Asian Arts Theatre (Suhwan Park).

Tim Etchells, Private Joke Series, 2014. Installation view. Photographer: Harry Meadley.

Tim Etchells, Human Shape, 2015. Archival Paper A4 Portrait, Yellow Acrylic, Frame. 21 x 29.7 cm.

Tim Etchells, Vampires, 2015. Archival Paper A4, Landscape, Red Acrylic, Frame. 29.7 x 21 cm.

Tim Etchells, Black Sky, 2015. Archival Paper A4, Landscape, Purple Acrylic, Frame. 29.7 x 21 cm.

Tim Etchells, A Ruined Voice, 2015, Archival Paper A3 Landscape, Red Acrylic, Frame, 42 x 29.7 cm.

Tim Etchells, Ballast, 2015. Archival Paper, A4 Landscape, Black Acrylic, Frame. 29.7 x 21 cm.

Tim Etchells, Old People, 2015. Archival Paper A3 Landscape, Blue Acrylic, Frame. 29.7 x 42 cm.

Tim Etchells, Paint it Black, 2014. Video, Single channel, no sound. 3' 56". Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, News Ticker, 2015. Scrolling LED Sign. 96 x 10 x 5 cm. Edition of 3 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, News Ticker, 2015. Scrolling LED Sign. 96 x 10 x 5 cm. Edition of 3 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Who Knows (Detail), 2014. Neon (12 Pairs, 24 Phrases). Dimensions variable. Edition of 2 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Who Knows (Detail), 2014. Neon (12 Pairs, 24 Phrases). Dimensions variable. Edition of 2 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, A Message to Yourself From the Past When You Believed in Different Things, 2014. Neon. 2,300 x 40 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Courtesy of Hayward Gallery.

Tim Etchells, Vacuum Days, 2011-14. Installation view. Courtesy of Hayward Gallery.

Tim Etchells, Vacuum Days, 2011-14. Installation view. Courtesy of Hayward Gallery.

Tim Etchells, A Stitch In Time, 2014. Installation view. Courtesy of Lumiere Derry-Londonderry.

Tim Etchells, Conscientious Objectors, 2014. Neon. 246 x 100 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Courtesy of Battersea Arts Centre.

Tim Etchells, How Love Could be, 2014. Installation view. Courtesy of Das Detroit-Projekt.

Tim Etchells, A Broadcast /Looping Pieces, 2014. Performance. Photographer: Piet Janssens. Courtesy of Forced Entertainment.

Tim Etchells, And For The Rest, 2014. Fly Posting Paper. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Brussels Poster Project 03.

Tim Etchells, And For The Rest, 2014. Fly Posting Paper. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Brussels Poster Project 03.

Tim Etchells, Hour of Noise, 2013. Performance. Courtesy of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.

Tim Etchells, For Words, 2013. Neon. 115 x 14 cm. Edition of 3.

Tim Etchells, End of Story, 2012. Neon. 95 x 17.5 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Fade to Black, 2012. Neon. 142 x 13 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, We Wanted, 2011. 3D Steel Letters & LEDs. 1,500 x 90 x 25 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, All We Have, 2011. Neon. 188 x 41 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Silence, 2011. Timed and Scrolling LED Display. 129 x 12 x 8 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Some Imperatives, 2011. Sign Painting. Performance.

Tim Etchells, Some Imperatives, 2011. Sign Painting. Performance.

Tim Etchells, Forever (Stop Frame), 2011. Video. Single channel still images sequence with cross fades, looped, 6' (also C-type print photo series). Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Forever (Stop Frame), 2011. Video. Single channel still images sequence with cross fades, looped, 6' (also C-type print photo series). Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Forever (Stop Frame), 2011. Video. Single channel still images sequence with cross fades, looped, 6' (also C-type print photo series). Edition of 5 (2 AP).

Tim Etchells, Will be, 2010. Neon. 120 x 113 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, G.O, 2010. Neon. 160 x 27 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Shouting Your Demands, 2010. Neon. 235 x 92.5 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, From More or Less, 2010. Neon. 192.60 x 80 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Revolution, 2010. Neon. Dimensions variable. Edition of 3 (1 AP). Photographer: Ian Gallagher.

Tim Etchells, Revolution, 2010. Neon. Dimensions variable. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Revolution, 2010. Neon. Dimensions variable. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Revolution, 2010. Neon. Dimensions variable. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Let's Pretend, 2008. Neon. 1508 x 50 cm.

Tim Etchells, Let's Pretend, 2008. Neon. 400 x 15 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Please Come Back, 2008. Neon. 110 x 13 x 135cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Wait Here, 2008. Neon. 163 x 18 x 80 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Nothing List, 2006. LED. 180 x 25 x 8 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, End of Story, 2012. Neon. 95 x 17.5 cm. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

Tim Etchells, Emergency Phone, 2006. Modified Telephone, Laminate Sign & Recording of Birdsong. Dimensions variable. Edition of 3 (1 AP).

 

 

Tim Etchells
Together Apart
2017
Kunstverein Braunschweig

 

Tim Etchells’ practice is concerned with tropes of performativity, liveness and presence. Binaries of exposure and concealment, construction and deconstruction, appearance and disappearance are explored through a framework of LCD monitors, computer screens, the stage, the space of a page, a gallery, a found site, a street, or some private space. Etchells’ interventions in these spaces and moments explore the dynamic relationship between the viewer and work in a context where systems in language and culture are interrogated for their productive or constraining effects. Many works produce a kind of non-linearity, an autonomous assembly and deconstruction of encounters and processes.

Tim Etchells (b. 1962, Sheffield, UK) lives and works between London and Sheffield. He has produced major commissions for public space internationally including; ‘With/Against’, Great Exhibition of The North and BALTIC, Gateshead; ‘Different Today’, SITE Gallery, Sheffield; his poster project ‘And For The Rest’ created and presented in: Brussels (2014), Basel (2015), and Athens (2016); ‘Vacuum Days (Utrecht)’ (2016); and ’Eyes Looking’ a video installation which took over Times Square, NYC, commissioned as part of Times Square Arts Alliance ‘Midnight Moments’ series (2016).

His work has been presented internationally with solo exhibitions at galleries and museums including: Kunstverein Braunschweig, DE; TATE Modern, London, UK; Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK; Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK; Jakopič Gallery, Ljubljana, SI; Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL; Gasworks, London, UK; and Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, DE.

Solo fair presentations include: Frieze Sculpture 2018, London, UK; A Performance Affair, Brussels, Belgium (2018); Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, US (2016); and at Perf4m ARTISSIMA, Turin, Italy (2016). His collaboration with violinist Aisha Orazbayeva ‘Seeping Through (Decouverte)’ was performed at FIAC, Palais De Decouverte, Paris (2016).

Etchells’ work was included in the Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK, (2014); Gotenburg International Biennale, Sweden, (2011); and Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Italy, (2008). Further group exhibitions and performance programmes at galleries and museums internationally, include: Ebensperger Rhomberg, Berlin, DE (2019); Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, DE (2018); Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, DE (2017); The Showroom, London, UK (2017); The Grundy, Blackpool, UK (2016); Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2015); Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (2015); Cubitt Gallery, London, UK (2015); Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2014); Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2013); Württembergischer, Kunstverein Stuttgart, DE (2012); and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, UK, (2011).

Etchells has concurrently led the performance group Forced Entertainment, based in Sheffield since its inception in 1984. Forced Entertainment are widely considered to be one of the greatest British theatrical exports of the past 30 years, credited with producing some of the most innovative and challenging theatre of the era to great acclaim throughout the world. In 2016, Etchells was awarded the Spalding Gray Award well as the International Ibsen Award for his work with Forced Entertainment.

Etchells has recently released a new book of short stories titled ‘Endland’ published by And Other Stories.