Ant Hampton [UK/CH]

The Extra People

The Extra People
The Extra People

26.01 – 10.05.2016

Appel aux figurants

Des écouteurs et une lampe torche vous guident à travers l'obscurité d'un théâtre gigantesque, abandonné et endormi. Cela se révèle le décor d'une sorte de répétition d'impuissance onirique, pour laquelle vous avez été choisi(e) comme figurant. Ant Hampton explore régulièrement la vivacité et la spontanéité automatisées de spectacles non répétés. Cette fois, il va d'autant plus loin avec une expérience intense qui transperce cette illusion du collectif.

• L'artiste britannique Ant Hampton (°1975) élabore depuis 1999 des performances impliquant des performers non-professionnels répondant à des partitions en temps réel et sans répétitions (Autoteatro).

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There are no performers in Ant Hampton’s Autoteatro series. It’s you, the audience, acting as both spectator and performer, in an ingeniously created world (…) The Extra People is a brave and intricate experience, and one that is completely unique. 
 – New York Theatre Review
 
The Extra People is rather dangerous actually, not to the public, but to notions of representation and participation (…) plunging us deep into the defining social and economic reality of our times: empty, disconnected, monitored, vaguely menacing and very public.
 – Exeunt Magazine


written and directed by Ant Hampton | sound design and composition Sam Britton | artistic advice Kate McIntosh | editing and system design / tech director Hugh Roche Kelly | early development / brainstorming Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford | assistance Julia Asharaf | creative producer Katja Timmerberg | commissioned by Ash Bulayev | coproduction partners EMPAC, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Malta Festival (Posnan), French Institute Alliance Française (NYC) | thanks to Vallejo Gantner, Britt Hatzius, Matthieu Goeury / Vooruit, Edmund and Tina Manwarren Roche-Kelly and to the many volunteers who have helped with tryouts and development in Troy, Brussels and Gent | special thanks to Coda Cola (London) for generous studio support

A House on Fire co-production; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union