About the Show
A new production by artist Sean Edwards, in partnership with Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham for Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice 2019
Venice Biennale, Italy
Cardiff and Wrexham
This new work will be an experimental radio play, and will form a key element of Edwards’ solo presentation for Wales in Venice 2019, commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales and led by Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham.
The play is a poetic enquiry into place, social history and class, intertwined with the artist’s own personal history. The script will be collaged from found text and real voices. The decision to draw on autobiography is driven by Edwards’ belief that you can create a greater connection with the audience through the inclusion of the most ‘honest version’ of yourself.
Through the work, Edwards intends to capture and translate a condition of ‘not expecting much’ – a phrase he uses to evoke a way of living recognisable for a huge proportion of the population in Wales – a way of making do and getting by.
Further details will be announced in the new year.