Here are links to some resources you can find online in relation to Tim’s work.
INTERVIEWS, CONVERSATIONS & ARTICLES
Long in-depth interview by Phil Cleaves at Essential Drama. Read Tim’s immediate responses towards storytelling, witnessing, imagination, memory, editing, chaos, virtuosity, transformation and endings.
Tim and Martin O’Brien discuss performance, politics and zombies. They also share their creative process, inspiration and thoughts about their work at In Between Time 2017 in Bristol where Tim performed his solo work A Broadcast/Looping Pieces. (2017).
Tim talks in depth about different type of visibility as an artist, also about the importance of collecting language and his working process focussing on Let’s Pretend at Blackpool and Bloomberg SPACE in London and Eyes Looking in Times Square in New York.
Tim talks about his current show at Vitrine Basel Open Mind, his interest in sound pieces like Together Apart and Open Mind which are in the exhibition and his fascination with language focussing in Seeing Through Walls. (2017)
Long article by Claire Swyzen on Tim’s improvised work with text fragments, A Broadcast/Looping Pieces, in relation to the idea of databases, also looking in detail at related works by other artists. Access to the article is free and open to all but you do need to create an account/log-in on the site in order to access it.
Tim writes about Time as Frame: On the structure and weight of time on a stage – with particular reference to Forced Entertainment’s Complete Works: Tabletop Shakespeare. (2016)
Tim writes about his work A Broadcast / Looping Pieces, in this online journal. The article includes images of some of the annotated index cards Tim uses as a score in the performance. (2016)
Tim discusses Forced Entertainment’s Complete Works: Tabletop Shakespeare, and the role of live streaming in the presentation of the work. (2016)
Tim discusses the role of live streaming in the Forced Entertainment durational work Complete Works: Tabletop Shakespeare. (2015)
Good general discussion of Forced Entertainment’s aesthetic, relation to audiences and meaning-making, plus some questions specific to the 2014 Forced Entertainment work for children and young people The Possible Impossible House and the 2010 project Void Story, both of which use projected images as a main element. (2015)
Tim’s text An Island, A Prison Cell, A Hotel Bed, A No-Man’s Land speaks in detail about durational performances, rules and game structures, with particular reference to Forced Entertainment’s shows Quizoola!, 12am Awake and Looking Down, Speak Bitterness and On the Thousandth Night. (2013)
Tim talks about the future, text and audience imagination in Forced Entertainment’s work Tomorrow’s Parties, in conversation with Diana Damien. (2013)
A brief note by Tim about his collaboration with choreographer Meg Stuart, published in Are We Here Yet?, an artist’s book in which Meg Stuart reflects on her practice in dialogue with previous collaborators. (2010)
In depth discussion of Tim’s work City Changes (and the process of making it), which was part of the show What A Wonderful World, curated by Celia Prado and Johan Pousette for the 2009 Göteborg Biennial. This interview featured in the Biennal catalogue. (2009)
Tim writes for the new publication What I Think About When I Think About Dancing published by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Australia. Curators: Lisa Havilah, Emma Saunders, Susan Gibb. (2009)
Long in-depth interview with Tim about durational performances, with particular reference to the Forced Entertainment works Quizoola!, 12am Awake and Looking Down, Speak Bitterness and And On The Thousandth Night… (2008)
* Leakages in Other Directions, Tim Etchells
Tim interviewed by Anneliese Ostertag and Pujan Karambeigi, before performing A Broadcast/Looping Pieces at the Battersea Arts Centre, on the 14th of November 2015. Tim talks about working between different sets of practices and fractured institutions. (02:40, 2015)
* Solo Work | Moving Words, Tim Etchells (#FE84-14 No. 18)
Tim discussing work with language and improvisation, with specific reference to his solo A Broadcast/Looping Pieces, and linked to his collaboration with Aisha Orazbayeva Seeping Through. Tim also talks about the relationship between the performative work in this context and his neon sculptures created using single simple phrases. (10:04, 2014)
* 24HR Quizoola! | Only Thinking Space, Tim Etchells (#FE84-14 No. 27)
Tim talking about durational performance and improvisation, in relation to the role of the comical, exhaustion and innovation. Especially, but not exclusively, related to the durational performance Quizoola! created with Forced Entertainment. (05:27, 2014)
* Durational work, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment
Tim discussing durational performance, with particular reference to the work of Forced Entertainment. (03:07, 2014)
* Untitled (After Violent Incident) and City Changes, Tim Etchells
Tim interviewed at Arnolfini, Bristol, about his works Untitled (After Violent Incident) and City Changes, which were part of the exhibition Version Control. (05:29, 2013)
* The Coming Storm, Forced Entertainment
Tim talking about the genesis and process of making 2012 Forced Entertainment show The Coming Storm, at PACT Zollverein, Essen (Germany). (05:18, 2012)
* Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend to Lose First, Tim Etchells
Tim discussing his monologue Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First, written for the performer Jim Fletcher. (05:05, 2009)
* Review of Tim’s 2017 collaboration with choreographer Meg Stuart Shown & Told.
* Gracie Linden reviews Tim’s solo show More Noise, at Bloomberg SPACE, London. (2016)
* Mars Dietz reviews Eyes Looking, Tim’s video installation commission for New York’s Times Square, in Routine Magazine. (2016)
* Andrew Haydon reviews Seeping Through, Tim’s collaboration with violinist Aisha Orazbayeva. (2015)
* Andrew Haydon reviews Inside Outside, an improvised solo performance made by Tim in relation to a screening of Teching Hsieh’s extraordinary film documenting Hsieh’s outdoor One Year Performance 1981-1982. (2015)
FORCED ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME NOTES (by Tim Etchells)
* The Notebook (2014)
* The Possible Impossible House (2014)
* The Last Adventures (2013)
* Void Story (2009)
* Spectacular (2008)
* Exquisite Pain (2005)
* Bloody Mess (2004)
* First Night (2001)