The Quiet Volume, a collaboration with Tim Etchells, has opened here in Berlin in English and German at the incredible new library pictured below. The piece is commissioned and produced by and for Ciudades Paralelas (Parallel Cities), a festival of portable AND site-specific work curated by Stefan Kaegi and Lola Arias running until Sep 24 in Berlin before moving to Buenos Aires in November and to Zurich in May 2011. TQV will also be presented by co-commissioners Voorhuit in Ghent, Belgium, as part of The Game is Up!
The Quiet Volume is a whispered, self-generated and 'automatic' performance (in line with the otherAutoteatrowork) for two people, exploiting the particular tension common to any library worldwide; a combination of silence and concentration within which different peoples' experiences of reading unfold.
The Bench - with text by Glen Neath - will play at Derby Festénext weekend, September 24 - 26.It hasbeen translated into Spanish by the writer and critic Alan Pauls, and will run for four months (October 28 - March 6 2011) as part of a major exhibition on the role of the 'spectator' at theCentro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain.
For Rotozaza, Etiquette continues to tour with further dates in San Francisco (already underway), France, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium. Upcoming UK gigs include Stratford Circus (London) and Nuffield (Southhampton) as well as a planned run at Shunt, dates tbc. Dates for Etiquette are listed here.