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Tomorrow and tomorrow

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Tomorrow and tomorrow

17 - 19 May 2024, Fri - Sun

31 May & 1 June 2024, Fri & Sat
Various spaces in Stamford Arts Centre

The iconic Stamford Arts Center hosts theatre companies and visual artistspresenting an insight to their practice. The title of the event is derived from aspeech of unmistakable sorrow, where after the death of his wife,Shakespeare’s Macbeth utters -

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

It bears noting that this reflection of life, death and time was constructed tobe delivered by an actor playing a role upon a stage before a gathering ofpeople suspending disbelief to be moved by what a combination of artistswere delivering to them. From time immemorial it has been the place of thearts to engage with the nuances of life and time. Here, at Stamford ArtsCenter, each Visual Artist has situated their work within the bones of thebuilding allowing the specificity of the site to influence how their workbreathes while Theatre Artists test new ideas in long-held methods of workingcharging the Center with their version of liveness.

The audience completes the reason for Tomorrow and tomorrow where the Stamford Arts Center embodies an abstract composition of ideas captured in mid-motion. Within this realm of juxtaposed unfinished sentences, the most salient collective statement emerges – in attendance, we find ourselves at the intersection of a convergence of ideas. Here, is a gathering for all who seek deeper and more unexpected connections and conversations; a space to engage with these works and with each other through observation, interaction, and dialogue.


How to experience Tomorrow and tomorrow

While the works-in-process showings from each theatre company are scheduled performances, the visual arts pieces are designed to been countered as a self-guided exploratory journey. Equipped with a map, the pieces may be experienced in your own desired tempo, to linger or breeze through the art pieces or to return and return again to each as you wish.

Each visual art piece exists in multiple ways. The pieces firstly exist in and of themselves, secondly, they respond physically to the specific sites they occupy within Stamford Arts Center and finally, in order to transcend the physical, selected fragments of text from the full speech for instance “the last syllable of recorded time”, “fury, signifying nothing” metaphysically align to each visual art piece.

The fragmented text surfaces new impressions and with each visual art piece echoes the grey areas of life. In unity, the fragmented text and art pieces gently mingle leading us on a nomad’s journey through the Center.


View other Tomorrow and tomorrow programmes here or visual artists here.

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