A minimalist comedy performed by the audience themselves. For 4 at a time.
The seated participants simply read, out loud, the words hi-lighted on the scripts they hold. By ‘just saying the lines’ all four readers find meaning and intention falling into place (despite no pressure to ‘act’ or correctly voice anything). Somehow, what’s said is an expression of the same doubt, curiosity and anxiety that can be expected of anyone asked to read out loud, in a group, without preparation.
The text seems to anticipate the readers thoughts at any given moment. The result is an often very funny sense of the script acting as an uncannily ‘live’ object; a text, perhaps, being written at the same time as being read. This feeling gently snowballs as the piece develops and unfolds towards a surprising end.
OK OK follows on from Ant’s previous collaboration, The Quiet Volume (with Tim Etchells) and explores, out loud this time, the strange potential for written text to gain its own life and claim its own space.
“OK OK is an unpretentious yet sophisticated brainwave… The spectator is entwined in a dialogue with himself, his fellow participants, deja-vus and thoughts.” – Volkskrant (Netherlands)
Presented as part of Next Door Neighbours, a partnership programme from the British Council and The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
15 SEPT 2012 ~ Tickets
One performance on the hour every hour: 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
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Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email email@example.com (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….
…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just 5. Ask at box office for more information.
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