The Quiet Volume

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

the-quiet-volume

US Premiere

New Media

Apr 29 - May 5


The Quiet Volume, a collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience. A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two at a time experienced in the reading room of a library, two audience members sit side-by-side taking cues from words both written and whispered – via an iPod and headphones – and find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. Available in English and Spanish.

Co-presented by Performance Space 122 and PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature


Single Tickets $10

For an audience of two; tickets can be purchased individually or in pairs
Please arrive 10 minutes before your ticketed time

Duration: 55 minutes – 1 hour

Also as part of PS122 Spring Season & PEN World Voices Festival:
Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore)


 

 


Ant Hampton is a performance maker, writer and director. He founded Rotozaza (1998 – 2008), a project which has explored the use of instructions given to unrehearsed “guest” performers, both on stage and, more recently, within more intimate structures sustained and played-out by the audience themselves (Autoteatro). Since 2008 he has initiated a number of collaborations: True Riches, with Tim Etchells; GuruGuru, with Joji Koyama and Sam Britton; The Bench, with Glen Neath. He continues an ongoing exploration of “live portraiture” with Greg McLaren as “The Other People” (La Otra Gente): structured encounters with people from non-theatrical milieu. He was chief dramaturge for “Projected Scenarios” at Manifesta 7 European Biennial for Contemporary Art, Italy. He has contributed to projects by Jérôme Bel and Forced Entertainment. www.anthampton.com

 

Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts and is the artistic director of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment. His work spans performance, video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction. He is the author of Certain Fragments (Routledge, 1999) and published his first novel The Broken World with Heinemann in 2008. He has exhibited widely in venues including MACBA, Barcelona (2009), Göteborg Biennial (2009), Art Sheffield (2008), Manifesta 7 (2008). He is currently Legacy: Thinker in Residence (2009–2010) at Tate Research and LADA in London. www.timetchells.com

The Ninth Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, New York City, April 29-May 5, 2013. Writers from across the globe explore bravery in art, politics and personal life. The program will examine writers’ impact on political transformations in recent global hot spots such as Burma, Palestine, South Africa, Haiti, and Guantanamo Bay—as well as honor those small acts of bravery displayed in everyday life. Join us for a variety of events including panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances at venues crisscrossing the city. PEN will feature several events in association with The Public Theater, a center for culture, arts and ideas, and partner with The Standard, High Line; and The Standard, East Village, serving as Festival hub www.worldvoicesfestival.org


Direction / concept – Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells
Binaural recordings – TiTo Toblerone
All foreign language versions direction – Ant Hampton
Creative Production – Katja Timmerberg

English version:
First voice – Ant Hampton
Child’s voice – Seth Etchells
Third voice – Jenny Naden

Spanish version:
Translation: Luz Algranti and Paula Porroni
Assistant director – Luz Algranti
First voice – Diego Jalfen
Child’s voice – Boris Villamarin
Third voice – Ana Baidembaum

The Quiet Volume was commissioned and produced by Ciudades Paralelas and developed in co-production between HAU Berlin and Schauspielhaus Zürich in collaboration with Goethe-Institute Warschau, Teatr Nowy and the Foundation of Teatr Nowy. Additional commissioning support by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Swiss Cultural foundation Pro Helvetia, Goethe Institute Buenos Aires and Vooruit (BE). New York presentation supported by the British Council.

  • See you tmrw @Gawker Roof for the @PS122 Season Launch Party w/ Steven of @PplGtRdy! http://t.co/YkhtViR8rH

  • RT @NITE_news: Vallejo Gantner of @PS122 Charts His Own Path. http://t.co/iuvLQDgGgy

  • RT @mxjustinVbond: Tomorrow is the season launch of @PS122 on @Gawker's rooftop. For $30 you can support PS & have a shit-ton of fun!!! htt…

  • RT @dirksgoo: Going to the @PS122 season launch tomorrow because I luv them http://t.co/KVjPhjhBh4 #outhere

  • New auction item at tmrw's Season Launch Party for you #jazz lovers! Dinner at @theclasson in Crown Heights! Tix: http://t.co/2E3tVJcwvM

  • #FF: @Brassland @PplGtRdy @gawkermedia, See you Tues @PS122 Season Launch Party! #Rooftop http://t.co/FDAb3OP4PE http://t.co/wOF7XzLQuT

  • Season Launch is less than a week away! We're already chilling the @BrooklynBrewery Beer + @Casamigos Tequila. http://t.co/D8D9QRmTkG

  • This is @hyperjetlag's favorite day to #TBT: https://t.co/NTpPdkffsH

  • See our #outhere interview with @HopkinsCynthia on the making of A Living Documentary. Coming to @P_I_C_A next week! http://t.co/WVp5vskLNE

  • During our renovation our website is our identity. Help us support net neutrality! http://t.co/ywyg9mPOdF

  • .@PS122 is participating in the #InternetSlowdown. Go to our site and sign the petition in favor of #NetNeutrality! http://t.co/D8D9QRmTkG

  • RT @hyperjetlag: See the full length version of Monica Bill Barnes & Ira Glass (killed at our Gala this year). Discount code IRABWY. http:…

  • .@PS122 Gala performers @iraglass & @MBBandCo open their "BWAY" show this week @TownHallNYC! Discount Code: IRABWY https://t.co/EPYC7YcYro

  • Meet Evelyn/Ethyl our second office chicken: http://t.co/m0DR65yjRl http://t.co/zmz8IF4GhF

  • Great program! #artsleaders RT: @TCG We are thrilled to announce the SPARK Leadership Program participants! http://t.co/vIJ5ekIDv8

  • Incomparable @AnnieSprinkle donated a #tit print to the Season Launch Party silent auction! Yes #art! http://t.co/ntu4Y5Uwj8

  • Rumors are true. There's a chicken. We'll post a @PS122 official blog post on it's life & upstate retirement Monday: http://t.co/3VEZ2cMSTU

  • Lovin' @nytimestheater Fall Arts Preview mention of Fernando Rubio's US debut! http://t.co/eLxbFdQBDS @FIAFNY @HudsonRiverPark #outhere

  • Buzz! "Everything by my side" is a @villagevoice Fall Theater Pick! http://t.co/9fDw31ff7P English & #Spanish tix: http://t.co/ekJ8GgKhX5

  • @lauraknicoll @hyperjetlag Not the case anymore.