“Corridor8: You work across a diverse spectrum of spaces — from gallery to stage, public space to paper. Do you find there are similarities in the ways you approach these?
Tim Etchells: Yes, I think so. I am always trying to understand the nature of the contract you can establish with a viewer in a particular context. If you can understand that — what the possibilities and limits of the situation are — you can make a work that speaks intelligently into the context. I’m always keen to understand the formal structures and the nature of the relationship to an object or a work in a particular context. In essence, you’re performing a calculation: ‘What is this space? How does it work, historically and in more pragmatic dynamic terms? What does it allow me to do? What are the limits I need to negotiate or try to break through?’ Any of these contexts allow you to do something quite different, but the calculations you make about the work itself are very similar.
One of the things I like about working across all these mediums is that it allows me to reach viewers in a variety of different ways. At the extreme end, a novel is very different to a neon sign, and a neon sign on top of a building is very different to an intimate show in a gallery or a performance lasting six hours. Each of those allows you to approach people in different ways, and that’s what interests me — the chance to make a connection, to get under people’s skin or get past their defences.”
Susie Pentelow interviews Tim Etchells for Corridor8 Magazine. Read more here.
We are delighted to announce our participation in A Performance Affair, Brussels. Presenting a new performance work by Tim Etchells alongside a great lineup of other galleries and artists. More information here.
APA • A Performance Affair
The Panopticon Edition
7—9 September 2018
“Suburban man falling asleep near his lawn- mower, pulling a section of his Sunday newspaper over his head, thus re-enacts the birth of architecture”
AfterNyne feature ‘Urban Shelter’ by Susie Pentelow on Edit Oderbolz’s SCULPTURE AT commission is now available in the current edition of the magazine. Also, read online PDF here.
“Every piece exhibited is crying out for attention from the viewer, as if they are lonely and desperate for love, and every corner of the space is filled with flamboyant florals, fluid curves of golds and pastels and almost unidentifiable juicy materials.”
Great review of SMUT by Claudia Dance-Wells in Widewalls. SMUT, duo show of Patrick Fitzjamie and Lindsey Mendick is on view at VITRINE in Basel until September 2nd, 2018. Read more here.
Tim Etchells’ work ‘Everything is Lost’ which is showing at Frieze Sculpture Park is featured in Archinect Magazine. Read more here.
Tim Etchells’ work ‘Everything is Lost’ is featured in Designboom’s Frieze Sculpture article. View here
Image gallery of Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick ‘SMUT’ at VITRINE Basel in Tzvetnik. Read more here.
Tim Etchells ‘Everything is Lost’ is included in Archinect’s feature of Frieze Sculpture. View here