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/).