Tim Etchells / Jim Fletcher [Sheffield/New York]

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first
Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first

04.12 – 05.12.2008

Socks are gloves for the feet. Snow is cold. Water is the same thing as ice. In America things are bigger. America is a country. Korea is also a country. Some men have sex appeal. Blind people cannot see anything. Burglars are men that go into houses and take things which do not belong to them. Mist is like smoke but it comes without fire. The telephone is an amazing invention. A mouse that is dead is sometimes referred to as a specimen. Love is difficult to describe. Fire is what happens when things get very hot.

Sight is the sense that dying people tend to lose first is a free-associating monologue that tumbles from topic to topic as it outlines a broad picture of the world. Comical in its naiveté and preposterously encyclopaedic in its ambitions, it explores the absurdities and horror of the human brain, which wants to understand everything.

Written and directed by Tim Etchells of Forced Entertainment and performed by the marvellous Jim Fletcher of Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players.


written and directed by Tim Etchells | assistant director Pascale Petralia | performed by Jim Fletcher