Andy Holden and David Raymond Conroy talk to our associate curator Anna Gritz about their stage adaptation of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men – a selection of pieces from David Foster Wallace’s collection of short stories.
The text is examined through a variety of staging techniques, such as the use of earpieces and autocues, as well as with more traditional dramatic monologues, all punctuated by the unspoken questions of the audience in the form of a projected letter Q. Continue reading →
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser, the story of a nineteenth century man who claimed to have been raised in total isolation, is reimagined as an androgynous woman who washes up on a mysterious Mediterranean island. S/he promptly takes on the respective roles of messiah and enemy for the characters of the Sheriff and the Pusher. Director Davide Manuli cast the equally maverick Vincent Gallo in both roles for a visually breathtaking re-working of the German fable.
Still: Will Gompertz – Modern Art in 3,600 Seconds
Will Gompertz talks to associate curator Deborah Herring about his recent show Modern Art in 3,600 Seconds
Deborah Herring: Is this a lecture, a performance or a stand up show?
Will Gompertz: All three – it is a lecture encased in a performance, wrapped around in a bit of stand up, a bit of chat show and a bit of audience participation. It is an entertainment first and foremost, with some information buried deep within it. It is a pill which has been heavily sugared.
DH: How are you going to fit 100 years into 3600 seconds?
WG: You don’t of course, but you can play with it. The reason for the title was because it references the ICA’s first ever show.
Julie Solovyeva, member of the ICA Student Forum, and a PhD candidate at The Courtauld Institute, interviewed filmmaker Sarah Turner, following her discussion with James MacKay as part of our Culture Now series, and the screening of her film Ecology on September 7.