Things That Go through Your Mind When Falling: The Work of Forced Entertainment
Tuesday 24 October 2023, 19:30 at Performance Lab
Sheffield-based Forced Entertainment has become globally renowned for audacious theatrical events melding broken poetry, audience provocation and comical failure. On the eve of their 40th anniversary, the renowned ensemble invites you to join them in a Sheffield launch of the book Things That Go through Your Mind When Falling: The Work of Forced Entertainment. Edited by the writer and curator Adrian Heathfield, Spector’s essential anthology draws on Hugo Glendinning’s extraordinary photo-documentation of the company’s work to create a definitive overview, celebrating both their international influence and their close relationship to the city of Sheffield.
Performers Claire Marshall, Richard Lowdon and Terry O’Connor join the writer Joe Kelleher and artist Penny McCarthy in conversation. Extracts from performances are woven with discussion on the cultural stakes of collective creative work and the many afterlives of a four decade-long oeuvre of performance making.
Curated by Sheffield Hallam University
Books will be on sale at the event. Books can be ordered online from La Biblioteka – Off the Shelf 2023 Book Store