Will Be, Tim Etchells, Lumiere Durham 2011. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews.

Will BeTim Etchells (UK)

Celebrated artist and writer Tim Etchells’ returned to Lumiere Durham 2011 with Will Be.

Will Be was piece that was made using neon, a medium in which he has created a number of signs that often produce awkward moments of intimacy in public settings.

Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between visual art, performance and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. He is currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University.



Tim Etchells also created other installations for Lumiere, Let’s Pretend None of This Ever Happened, Please Come Back, Wait Here I Have Gone to Get Help (all Lumiere Durham 2009), A Stitch in Time (Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013) and MORE NOISE (Lumiere London 2016)

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