Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK) & Thomas Kasebacher (AT)
Nada Gambier studied contemporary dance and is based in Brussels. In 2015 she founded Nada & Co. that produces her work.
Thomas Kasebacher studied comparative literature and performing arts. He is based in Vienna (AT).
Mark Etchells studied fisheries and ocean science with marine technology. He lives in Barnstaple, North Devon (UK).
Nada, Thomas and Mark work in the performing arts since many years and have been residents at BUDA for several times.
Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK) & Thomas Kasebacher (AT): The Voice of a City
The Voice of a City is a multi-disciplinary project that focuses on subjective perceptions on everyday life around Europe, mixing fiction, fact, memory and interpretation and bringing together personal and collective (hi)stories.
In 2015, 2017 and 2018 Nada Gambier (FIN/BE), Mark Etchells (UK) and Thomas Kasebacher (AT) travelled across Europe to a.o. Tbilisi, Athens, Turku, Lille, Kortrijk, Brussels, Bradiford and Zagreb. From the south to the north and from the east to the west they searched for stories, testimonies and observations on the current state of affairs. During their travels they met with a wide range of local inhabitants, together with them reflecting on such notions as belonging, change and wealth.
These encounters with cooks, policemen, farmers, lawyers, activists, teachers, taxi drivers and more and the immersion into specific local contexts for up to a month at a time, has now given birth to a book, a performance and an exhibition. The three works are complementary yet independent and allow the audience to perceive different facets of the journey.