Etchells’ designs installations to change how an audience experiences a city, using language to encourage them to think differently about the place they are in and what the possibilities there might be. His work is accessible, often comical, and engaging.
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), Will Be (Lumiere Durham 2011) and MORE NOISE (Lumiere London 2016)