Das Neue Gesicht Von Ar

Hello, sorry to disturb you. Please, if you can, imagine that I’ve just been beamed here from another time or space. What’s going on here? What’s important – to have, to know, to search for, to avoid, to say? How can I survive here? Do I stand a chance?

Starting from their shared practices of bridging urban activism and artistic interventions into public space, Anna Rispoli and Ant Hampton invite us to explore and read the city of Dublin in radical new ways.The workshop will act as a springboard, shooting us into multiple situations combining observation, fiction and personal daring. Imagining and developing together experimental exercises, actions and micro interventions, the two days will culminate in a speculative audio tour to reinvent and reinvigorate our relationship with the city.

Anna Rispoli lives and works in Brussels. She is one of the founding members of the Italian collective ZimmerFrei that creates visual and sound installations exploring real and imaginary environments where mental and physical spaces are merged into a personal story. Zimerfrei’s work has been show  at the 50th Venice Art Biennale, Manifesta 07, Valencia Biennale, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Visions du Réel Nyon, International Film Festival of Rome, Torino Film Festival and Ghent Film Festival. In her solo work, Anna Rispoli uses the common spaces unexpectedly, through participatory practices. She questions the conceptual possibilities and aesthetic options between public and private spaces.

Ant Hampton is a British artist and performance maker based in Germany whose work, which began in 1998 under the name Rotozaza, has most often involved guiding people through unrehearsed performance situations. From 2007 this started to include the audience: his Autoteatro series tours widely and includes Etiquette, The Quiet Volume, Cue China, OK OK, This is Not My Voice Speaking and The Extra People. More recently his practice has been marked by a step away from the idea of art as a safe or autonomous space towards works (Someone Else, The Thing) where a participating ‘audience’ take meaningful risks and experience real consequence. Ant often collaborates with other artists, including Tim Etchells, Christophe Meierhans, Britt Hatzius, Gert-Jan Stam, Ivana Müller, Rita Pauls and Glen Neath.

Workshop Details

When: Tuesday 24 (11:00 – 18:00) & Wednesday 25 (10:00 – 15:00) April
Where: The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
There is a cost of €30 for the workshop (this includes lunches on both workshop days).

How to apply: Participation in this workshop is by application only. Applications open on Thursday 29 March and close at 5pm Wednesday 11 April.


To apply: please complete this short online application form.

Any questions: email Theatre Forum on info(at)theatreforum.ie  or call +353 1 6778779.

Theatre Forum & Dublin Theatre Festival are presenting this workshop as part of the Next Stage programme which is funded by the Arts Council Theatre Artist Development Scheme.