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Gob Squad is a group of UK and German artists, based in Nottingham and Berlin. Working collectively since 1994, the group makes and presents its work in urban sites such as offices, houses, shops, railway stations and hotels as well as in galleries and theatres. Using the language of film, TV and pop music to explore the complexities and absurdities of life today, Gob Squad Gob Squad website.

Archive listings for Gob Squad

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Creation (Pictures for Dorian) - T1687280086

Creation is the realm of gods and artists who create beauty through sheer will and their own bare hands. But who decides what is beautiful? Gob Squad Arts Collective have travelled the world for the past 25 years and now find themselves well and truly middle-aged, with no desire to exit the stage just yet. In Creation (Pictures for Dorian), they are joined onstage by local performers a generation younger and a generation older than themselves.
4 Jun 18 to 7 Jun 18Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L445805385

Western Society - T01864060524

Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century, a frame through which the audience can peep into the living room of an unknown family, and recognize themselves. Exploring the internet's remote darkness and our fascination with technology, Gob Squad have brought back a tiny satellite, a fairly unspectacular unwatched video of an anonymous living room, of a family gathering somewhere at the edge of the western world. There's a party going on. A room full of people. Family, friends and strangers are all being held together by a karaoke machine: alone together and together alone. As the performers, dripping in bling, search for answers, test their knowledge, show their best sides and spill their stories, reconstructing and projecting themselves into this tiny piece of history over and over again, a few lucky audience members may win the chance to take part in the shiny golden image...
27 Aug 15 to 30 Aug 15Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L2081743960
26 Feb 14Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts), Lancaster :: V522
listing details L01770221889

Are You With Us - T1195776481

Are you With Us? is an improvised performance where Gob Squad ask each other all the questions they are afraid to ask in private, in public. It is part group therapy, part performance nightmare. By turns brutally funny and painfully honest, it is a high stakes game on the verge of a breakdown. Stuck in an endless photo-shoot-cum-therapy-session, the performers change their look from flight attendants to terrorists and more, searching for a group identity where everyone has found their place. Are you With Us? is a performance for anyone who has buried what they really want to say to their colleagues, family or team-mates. Anything can go wrong. Everything is at stake. So, are you with us?
1 Nov 14Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich :: V374262553
listing details L0345141920

Gob Squad's Kitchen - T01737505748

It's 1965 and everything is just about to happen. Pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights and sex are about to rock the world like never before. Gob Squad take a trip back to the underground cinema of Andy Warhol, back to where it all began.
3 May 13The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
listing details L1265001143

We Are Gob Squad and So Are You - Adventures in Remote Lecturing - T0493147544

A performance lecture by one of Europe's most exciting arts collectives. Just be yourself, be true to yourself, follow your dreams and reach for the stars. This is the mantra of a generation that prizes individuality as the ultimate expression of freedom. But who is this "self" that you think you are? How did you come to be what you think you are? What makes you you? And what happens when we venture outside the concept of the "unique self"?
31 Mar 12The Arches, Glasgow :: V618
listing details L494019427

Revolution Now! - T01339094970

With elements of theatre, performance, installation and video, Gob Squad will combine the best of history’s revolutions to start their very own. With all the technological powers they can get their hands on, and a charm offensive of tea, cake and electric guitars, Gob Squad will reach out to the masses and incite them to revolt. Equipped with cameras, live links, big screens, wireless transmitters and long, long cables, they’ll be broadcasting the revolution out into the world, because this revolution will be televised.
24 Jun 10 to 26 Jun 10ICA, Inner London :: V205
listing details L1193693561

Live Long and Prosper - T1767816522

24 Oct 09Chelsea Theatre, Inner London :: V179
listing details L0187932403

Kitchen - T1145977930

British-German collaboration Gob Squad present ‘Kitchen’ - a multi-media journey back in time and back to the future again. It’s 1965 and everything is just about to happen! Pop, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights and sex are about to rock the world like never before... Gob Squad set out to reconstruct Andy Warhol’s Kitchen, despite the fact that none of them have ever seen it. How do they know if they’re going wrong? How did people dance? What did they talk about? Had feminism happened? Age 15+. May contain strong language.
5 May 09 to 6 May 09Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
listing details L0699384819

Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've Never Had It So Good) - T01495914546

In this new 'film experience' Gob Squad takes Andy Warhol's footage of his so-called superstars - doing ordinary things - as inspiration for a journey through video, performance and dance, that explores the under- ground scene of 1960's New York. Masters of the language of film, TV and pop music, Gob Squad's work is a search for beauty, meaning and humanity amongst the glittering facades and dark corners of contemporary culture.
1 May 09 to 2 May 09Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
listing details L410777750
5 Nov 08 to 6 Nov 08Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts), Lancaster :: V522
listing details L0724217830
21 Jul 08 to 26 Jul 08Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
listing details L0890549073
1 Jun 07 to 2 Jun 07Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L01480332255
29 May 07 to 30 May 07Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L0542929905

Saving the World - T1315052487

After all, things will never be the same again, so let's make history. On a not particularly special day in a not particularly special place Gob Squad will save the world before it ends. From sunrise to sunset, they will try to get everything they can onto a very very wide screen film. It’s a Noah´s Ark for the 21st Century. Without rewinding or reshooting, the film will condense a day into the length of a video tape, to create a unique portrait of your city for an unknown future.
9 Apr 09 to 10 Apr 09Borough Hall, Outer London :: V354
listing details L02108179298

Super Night Shot - T01231013606

31 Oct 08Manchester Gorilla (formerly Green Room), Manchester :: V485
listing details L0999522787

Me, The Monster - T01742732526

Where do we really feel safe? Often it is in the places that we are most familiar with; our homes, cars and shopping centres. This is a strange dichotomy as we also know these can be the places that we are most at risk: not in dark alleyways but in the very places we seek refuge, when those who would do us harm are not strangers, but our family and friends. Gob Squad apply their characteristic desire to put romantic beauty into the mundane by inserting home-made magic and spectacle into everyday life. This performance is part of a series of research residencies in the UK looking at fear and its cultural manifestations.
9 May 06Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
listing details L01629414588

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