Performance Art at the BAC

YCBA explores performance art in gallery exhibition – Hilary Faxon – Yale Daily News – October 28, 2008

“The Yale Center for British Art will integrate performance art into its galleries this week with the a new work by the British playwright Tim Crouch. England, the first show in the World Performance Project fall season, explores themes of art, medicine and wealth in an unconventional two-man show, the first half of which invites audience members to stand in the YCBA’s famous J.M.W. Turner collection as the actors respond to the art on the walls.”

Q&A: Tim Crouch discusses his professional development – Hilary Faxon – Yale Daily News – October 28, 2008

“…Theater doesn’t need ‘a Theater’ in order to be theater. It is created through a relationship with an audience, a relationship between agency and reception, between action and reaction, between an aesthetic act and a critical witness to that act. This relationship can happen anywhere. We have become lazy in our architectural notions of theater with the need to place the audience in the dark, in a passive configuration. All I’m doing with England is taking these ideas for a walk — literally as the audience is guided around the gallery. ENGLAND is two acts, however. In the second, the more traditional theater configuration is reasserted. The audience sits and faces forward, engaging with an alternative reality. So the two models are presented, but ‘theater’ is in both of them.”

Upcoming events w/Tim Crouch:

OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT 4:00 PM – Trumbull College – MASTER’S TEA WITH TIM CROUCH
OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT 6:30 PM – Yale Center for British Art – Performance – ENGLAND – Tim Crouch
OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT 8:30 PM – Yale Center for British Art – Performance – ENGLAND – Tim Crouch

Posted by: Tanya

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