Tim Etchells | Let it come, Let it come: The time we can love

Sep. 12, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022

Zeichnung von Tim Etchells
Tim Etchells, Let It Come Let It Come, 2021, Drawing, Courtesy the Artist

Tim Etchells (*1962, Stevenage, UK) is an English playwright, performer, director, writer, and light artist. He works in different contexts, most prominently as head of the Performance Collective Forced Entertainment in Sheffield, founded in 1984.

In recent years, Etchells has developed numerous works using neon and LED text sculptures that have been shown in public places around the world. Permanent installations by Tim Etchells can be found in Weston-super-Mare (2010), the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt (2012), the Rosemount shirt factory in Derry, Northern Ireland (2013), and Lisbon (2014). Tim Etchells’s project for the facade of the Kestner Gesellschaft will convey a message of hope and resilience, which is so important in these challenging times.

Etchells has worked with many visual artists, choreographers, and photographers in the past, including Meg Stuart, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Vlatka Horvat. He is currently professor of performance and writing at Lancaster University. One of his most recent projects is Seen from Here: Writing in the Lockdown, a collection of literary texts by various writers, performers, and artists from the United Kingdom that were written in spring 2020. Tim Etchells lives in Sheffield, UK and New York.

Curator: Adam Budak

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