Dates and Times
Tue 26 - Wed 27 Jan at 9pm (60 mins)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Presented by Emilia Weber and Claire Healy
There They Carved A Space combines lyrical text, biography, video documentary, and found sounds to create a politically charged portrait of the urban landscape.
Provoked by the manner in which common land has been eroded by greed and profteering, this piece investigates the relationship between architecture and politics, the privatisation of space, and stories of eviction and protest.
Emilia Weber and Claire Healy layer original 16mm film footage, archive material, journal entries and oral history. As narrator-protagonists they (re)inhabit familiar landscapes, disclosing obscured facts and memories, to reveal how our cities are ruthlessly subjected to economic interests.
This rich, visual essay invites the audience to lament the loss of our common assets and to leave the theatre reengaged with the cityscape.
“A breathtaking burst of explicit politics” – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
“A fascinating foray into the ‘politics of space'” – Mary Brennan, The Herald
“A love song to public space, to London and to urban living” – A Younger Theatre
About the company
Emilia Weber is a theatre-maker and writer based in Glasgow and London. She has worked with companies, festivals and collectives that include Untitled Projects, Arika, Buzzcut and the Arches. Claire Healy is a writer, researcher and performer who works in cross-arts collaborations concerning music, film, feminism and architecture.
Soundscape by Anneke Kampman – electronic composer, vocalist and sound designer.
There They Carved a Space is Emilia and Claire’s first collaboration.