#FE365

Created 2014

Through 2014 Forced Entertainment made an open call for people to submit texts describing, thinking around, considering, marking or in any way remembering the company’s work in the three decades from its beginning in 1984 to the 30th year of its’ endeavours in 2014. The only rule for these texts was that they be exactly 365 words long. The responses we had were amazing, touching, surprising and a great, intimate tribute to the strength and impact of the company’s work and the lines of connection that are drawn through it. Our thanks are due to everyone – UK and far further afield – that has made the last thirty years possible for us, so worthwhile and so inspiring.

We asked three people who know the company’s work well to make a selection of 30 of the contributions, bringing us to an collection of texts totalling 10,950 words, one word for each day of the groups collective work in the field of contemporary performance. The selections were made by Deborah Chadbourn (founder member of Forced Entertainment and now Executive Director of Music in the Round, Sheffield), writer/performance maker Deborah Pearson and artist/director Hester Chillingworth (GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN). All the texts were anonymised prior to being sent to the panel.

The selection of texts they picked out, with an introduction from Deborah Chadbourn and a fragmentary afterword by Tim Etchells, can be found and downloaded here.

 

Our thanks are also due to everyone that contributed to this project – the full collection of texts can be found below.

#FE365 Adam De Ville
#FE365 Alan Read
#FE365 Alexander Kelly
#FE365 Amanda Hadingue
#FE365 Andrew Wilford
#FE365 Andy Field
#FE365 Andy Smith
#FE365 Anonymous
#FE365 Anna Lewis
#FE365 Annie Lloyd
#FE365 Ant Hampton
#FE365 Ashley Hickman
#FE365 Ben Slater
#FE365 Bob Dickinson
#FE365 Caroline Bottomley
#FE365 Cathy Turner
#FE365 Charlie Cook
#FE365 Charlotte Vincent
#FE365 Chris Thorpe
#FE365 CJ Mitchell
#FE365 Claire Hulatt
#FE365 Claire MacDonald
#FE365 Dan Belasco Rogers
#FE365 Dan Rebellato
#FE365 David Micklem
#FE365 David Tushingham
#FE365 David Williams
#FE365 David Williams
#FE365 Diana Damian Martin
#FE365 Duncan Fewins
#FE365 Duska Radosavljevic
#FE365 Emma Cocker
#FE365 Emma Gee
#FE365 Erik Pold
#FE365 Flavia Malim
#FE365 Fred McVittie
#FE365 Geraldine Harris
#FE365 Giles Bailey
#FE365 Graham Wrench
#FE365 Harun Morrison
#FE365 James Stenhouse
#FE365 James Yarker
#FE365 Jan Suk
#FE365 Jasna Zmak
#FE365 Jason Crouch
#FE365 Joanna Lally
#FE365 John McGrath
#FE365 Jule Gartzke
#FE365 Kate Valk
#FE365 Katie Dunstan
#FE365 Krissi Musiol
#FE365 Laura Bissell
#FE365 Lois Keidan
#FE365 Maaike Neuville
#FE365 Mark Etchells
#FE365 Mary Paterson
#FE365 Matt Fenton
#FE365 Matt Locke
#FE365 Matt Trueman
#FE365 Matthew Goulish
#FE365 Mike Harrison
#FE365 Nathan Birkinshaw
#FE365 Nic Fryer
#FE365 Paul Allender
#FE365 Penny McCarthy
#FE365 Phelim McDermott
#FE365 Ramiro S Osorio
#FE365 Richard Gregory
#FE365 Robert Clark
#FE365 Robert Pacitti
#FE365 Rupert Thomson
#FE365 Sarah Gorman
#FE365 Sarah Wishart
#FE365 Sean Patten
#FE365 Simon Bowes
#FE365 Sophia New
#FE365 Sophie Calle
#FE365 Stefi Husel
#FE365 Stella Hall
#FE365 Stephen Hodge
#FE365 Steve Hewitt
#FE365 Steve Timms
#FE365 Susanne Palzer
#FE365 Tim Crouch
#FE365 Tim Moss
#FE365 Tim Strickland
#FE365 Tine Van Aerschot
#FE365 Tomoyuki Arai