Chris Goode

Chris Goode is a writer and maker working in theatre and live performance. He has amassed a significant body of unpredictable work in diverse formats: from large-scale theatre-based projects such as The Consolations (1999) and Speed Death of the Radiant Child (2007), to intimate solo storytelling pieces like Kiss of Life (2002) and We Must Perform A Quirkafleeg! (2006), one of a series of performances made specifically for audiences’ own homes; and from script-based pieces like King Pelican (2009, nominated for a TMA Award for Best New Play) to more obviously experimental works such as Hey Mathew (2008), and Glass House (2009), a performance installation for Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House.

Recent projects include a linked pair of short pieces investigating the ethics of performance in relation to queer phenomenology: Who You Are (for Tate Modern’s Experiences of the Dark season) and Where You Stand (in collaboration with visual artist Kier Cooke Sandvik for Queer Up North 2010). Chris also works as a poet and poetry critic, and as a musician and sound artist.

In 2009 he published The History of Airports: Selected texts for performance 1995-2009, which was launched during a retrospective season hosted jointly by Artsadmin and Camden People’s Theatre. He is increasingly noted for his reading/performances of experimental work by earlier poets and artists, including Kurt Schwitters, Christopher Knowles, Samuel Beckett and Michael Basinski.

He is an Associate Researcher at Rose Bruford College and a member of the Advisory Panel to the Archive of the Now.

Speed Death. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Speed Death. Photo by Manuel Harlan

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