Chisenhale Gallery re-launches Interim – a programme of event-based commissions for Chisenhale’s unique gallery space – with a new performance by London-based artist Alice Theobald.
Theobald's live performances and videos explore authenticity and spectacle, borrowing and conflating theatrical techniques such as method acting and role-play. The performances reference the hybrid nature of their construction, often including musical scores composed by the artist, which borrow from the genres of pop music and film scores. Theobald frequently works in collaboration with a cast of non-professional actors and performers and employs repetition as a strategy to interrogate the unstable relationship between art, communication and representation. For her Interim commission, I’ve said yes now, that’s it, Theobald will present a new work combining live music with vocal experimentation.
Alice Theobald (b. 1985, Leicester) lives and works in London. Recent performances and exhibitions include They Keep Putting Words In My Mouth! An Operetta of Sorts, Pilar Corrias, London; Situation|Event, Gasworks, London; Alice Theobald, And/ Or Gallery, London (all 2013). Current and forthcoming exhibitions and events include AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2013) and Young London, V22, London (2013).
Click here to download the performance handout, which includes an interview with Alice Theobald.
With thanks to Pilar Corrias, London.
Interim 2013-14 is supported by Oscar Murillo.