Recognising ‘play’ as a space where theory and practice become one and the same, athlete and artist Beth Kettel debuts a new performance activating community space in the heart of Walthamstow. Drawing from collaborations with local clubs (including an all voice choir and local basketball team) Kettel reimagines the Multi Use Games Area as an arena for meaning and trouble making. Via the energy of match day, the passion of supporters clubs, and the global languages of sport and music, Baseline Drift weaves the four components of gameplay – Challenge, Chance, Vertigo and Simulation – to set rules for the work as it unfolds.
Presented and supported by Forma
Image credit: Beth Kettel, ‘The Mist of a Pessimist’, 2017. Performance, Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch