The Story of You & I has been created by Dr Joanna Bucknall in the School of Media and Performing Arts. Let us unburden you, well at least let us try! ‘The Story of You & I’ is an intimate, interactive experience that explores the themes of love, loss and regret in three parts.
You can experience different episodes of the trilogy across three afternoons, or each evening you can come and binge on them all in one sitting. Come join us, listen, and together we can devour it, we can hold it, we will let it go.
TSOY&I will premier in the Brighton Fringe Festival 2017, between 5-7th & 24th-26th May 2017 at ETEN + DRINKEN.
Book your tickets here!
See the trailer on youtube.
Joanna & Nigel are co-artistic directors of Vertical Exchange Performance Collective (VEX) and were founded in 2005. We employ live art, duration, immersive and on-on-one strategies to provoke, challenge and engage audiences. VEX make work that aims to explore the contemporary experience and all the intricate moments that our lives present. Our aim is to produce performance work that involves its audiences at a fundamental level. By employing experimental and compelling performance devices we offer audiences a truly participative experience. Our works seek to explode the liminal space and engage audiences in liminoid acts. We make performance work that engages audience in the reflection of self and identity in innovative and interactive ways. We are interested in creating a new and original live art performance event that presents an immersive environment in which the audience can participate with agency and efficacy. We are a live art collective and are interested in the way in which performance can be employed to reframe the everyday and the mundane to generate new perspectives on our contemporary experience. We use the poetics of everyday action, tasks rules and games to create our performance work. Life is our found material and people are our resource.
Joanna is an associate artist at the New Theatre Royal, (NTR) in Portsmouth. Previously we have worked with venues such as The Barbican in Plymouth, Camden People’s Theatre, The Basement in Brighton, Performing Arts Centre Lincoln and Battersea Arts Centre. We have also been involved in various programmes with the Live Art Development Agency and Fierce.
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