Programme

Forced Entertainment

End Meeting For All

Part of #HAUonline
HAU Youtube Channel

Performance

English / 25 min.

Created in April during the Corona virus lockdown comissioned by HAU, Forced Entertainment’s “End Meeting For All” is a fragmentary online work in three short episodes, each taking the form of a Zoom meeting. With members of the group calling in from their separate home bases in Sheffield, London and Berlin, the familiar grid of screens is soon beset by technical difficulties and awash with creative misunderstandings. There are fake tears and bad wigs, missed connections, smeared make up and glimpses from the window as well as an unsteady stream of interruptions by cats, noises in the corridor and ghosts. Sometimes poignant and often ridiculous, troubled and strangely hallucinatory, “End Meeting For All” summons a world in which the lockdown appears to have been going on for a very very very long time – a meeting that never quite happens and which soon becomes a chaos of costumes and confusion, mismatched intentions and electronic errors.

Episodes will be kept online and available to view until the end of June.

Read a note on “End Meeting for All” by Tim Etchells on HAU3000.

 

START MEETING FOR ALL – an accompanying chat room to “End Meeting For All #2”

5.5. / 20:30 – 22:30

HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Mousonturm and PACT Zollverein cordially invite you to the joint chat room for Forced Entertainment's online performance “End Meeting For All #2”. Exchange, comment, discuss impressions and questions: Berlin meets Essen meets Frankfurt meets the world wide web.
The joint chat room can be found here: https://app.sli.do/event/ulsrj63p
Of course our common code of values also applies in virtual space (https://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/en/about-us/profile/committment-to-non-discrimination/).

Cast

Conceived & Created by: Forced Entertainment / Performance: Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor / Directed by: Tim Etchells / Zoom advice and screen recording: Jason Crouch / Post-Production video: Hugo Glendinning / Post-production sound: John Avery / Music in episode #2: J. S. Bach, “Sarabande from b minor partita No. 2 for violin solo”, Violin: Aisha Orazbayeva & Alasdair Roberts, “Slowly Growing Old”, from the album “Farewell Sorrow”

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Tue 28.4.2020, 21:00 / HAU Youtube Channel
    Premiere
    Tue 5.5.2020, 21:00 / HAU Youtube Channel
    Premiere
    Tue 12.5.2020, 21:00 / HAU Youtube Channel
Notes:

End Meeting For All: The Week-After Talk

19.5. / 21:00

Get your questions and comments ready to join the members of Forced Entertainment on Zoom for a live moderated discussion about their online lockdown project “End Meeting for All.” Sign up at this email - emfa.talk@gmail.com - and we’ll mail you the meeting URL and a login an hour or so before the event starts.

Please note that the discussion will be in English.

Credits

“End Meeting For All” is a Forced Entertainment production commissioned by the Alliance of International Production Houses. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a.M.), PACT Zollverein (Essen). Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Presented as part of #HAUonline.

During the coronavirus pandemic Forced Entertainment is committed to creating new work for digital distribution to continue to connect with people and to respond to the times we are living in. Their goal is to make their online programme free and accessible for all, and they need your support to achieve that. If you enjoy and value their work please help by making a donation here.

 

 

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