Welcome to Andy!

We are delighted to announce that Andy Franzkowiak has joined the No Feedback team! We are very excited to be working with him.

Andy is an award winning creative producer who specialises in devising science & art projects, particularly site-specific theatre, art installation and film. His work includes the critically acclaimed Enlightenment Café – a series of multidisciplinary art and science collaborations. Notable productions include Deadinburgh, Summerhall, Edinburgh; The Festival of Dreams, Brighton Fringe; The Institute of Impossibility, Coventry Mysteries Festival; and Shrinking Space, an examination of the solar system. Andy has formed innovative partnerships with several institutions and individuals, including: European Space Agency, University of Edinburgh, UCL, Heriot Watt University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Warwick. Previous: Punchdrunk, The Old Vic Tunnels, Southbank Centre, BBC.

Learn more about the entire No Feedback team here.

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Performance Accomplished!

We had a wonderful two nights testing our material on very encouraging audiences at The Rag Factory! The feedback we received was invaluable and we are looking forward to putting it into practice as we continue to develop No Feedback!

production photos below courtesy of Will Jennings 

R&D day 6

An initial structure has started to develop. We set the lifting material that we developed in the past two days. But we also got caught up in talking a bit much today. We guess that’s what happens when you work on such interesting material!

We were very satisfied by the amount of work we accomplished and by the great atmosphere in the room. It is now time to step away and make some decisions before we meet again

We were also relieved we didn’t have too many bruises at the end of the day! Despite the subject we are dealing with, it was great fun!

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R&D day 5

We explored different ways of delivering text–one of these ways involved the performer being fed recorded text through headphones while trying to reproduce it exactly at the same time. The results were hilarious and the everyday image of people engaging with their mobile phones was an interesting contrast with the other material that we had generated.

It also became clear today that we need to sit down and write a script!

Marco revealed some very exciting ideas for the audience kits which involved tasting. . .

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R&D day 4

Incredible day with all the performers! We spent our time researching the overall language for the performance. We explored physical ideas of dependence and reliance through working in pairs and as a large ensemble.

A question we need to resolve is when we are the ‘scientist’, are we one group all doing one thing together, or are we a group of individuals who are all doing the same thing?

 

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8/10 Stages

Central to the research and development of our performance, has been Genocide Watch’s document: The 8 Stages of Genocide. This document has been key to our understanding of the process that leads to genocide. This is an existing theoretical framework, that we are using as an initial performance structure. We have recently noted that this document has been revised and is now The 10 Stages of Genocide. Our next research period will allow us to explore this further. . .