Tim Etchells

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Tim Etchells is a British artist and writer whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He won international fame as the leader of the Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Moreover, his work outside this context has been exhibited numerous times by prestigious institutions worldwide and comprises collaborations with distinguished artists from a variety of disciplines, including Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Marino Formenti, Taus Mahakacheva, Vlatka Horvat and Elmgreen & Dragset. In 2016, the Forced Entertainment ensemble was awarded the International Ibsen Award for its groundbreaking contribution to contemporary theatre and performance. A collection of short fiction by Tim Etchells, Endland, was published in 2019.

Forced Entertainment and Tim Etchells have performed several times at Wiener Festwochen, most recently Tim Etchells presented his work Heartbreaking Final in 2021. How Goes the World is part of the series Histoire(s) du Théâtre at the NTGent and premiered in November 2023. L’Addition was premiered at last year’s edition of the Festival d’Avignon and will be restaged unter the tile Die Rechnung by Tim Etchells as the German version for Wiener Festwochen (in cooperation with Volkstheater in den Bezirken).

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