What Not to Wear Out My Soul, 2019
ABOUT THE WORK
Alice Theobald presents a site-specific video installation and live music performance. The piece combines material recorded during training sessions with a Method Acting coach and on location shots in Walthamstow shops. Theobald’s 2-channel video installation moves between staged situations and live video feed to explore the performance of everyday life, consumption and the concept of ‘buyer’s remorse’, referencing popular TV makeover shows such as Queer Eye, What Not To Wear and Streetmate. A live musical soundtrack will accompany the video, performed by the artist and accompanying musicians.
What Not to Wear Out My Soul is developed in collaboration with Alice Theobald, Thomas Stone, Penny Klein and Tilly Blackwood (The Audition Doctor).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alice Theobald creates live performance, video, installation and music to explore the division between stage and life and the discrepancy between expression, appearance and feeling. Borrowing from the vocabulary of cinema, television, theatre, literature and musical scores, Theobald is interested in the artifice of performance, the challenges of acting and the blurring of character creation on and off stage.
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Mall Walthamstow is a shopping centre situated on Walthamstow Market. Access via entrance on the High Street.