Edward Thomasson began the inaugural Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency in November 2012 by bringing together a group of non-professional performers from east London through an open call. On 6 July 2013, Thomasson presented a new play, Between You And Me, developed with the group and with music by Soosan Lolavar. The play was presented at The Glasshouse, a community centre on Old Ford Road in the Parkview Estate, momentarily transforming it’s main hall into an auditorium.
Between You and Me employed narrative strategies such as montage and song, which have been previously used in Thomasson’s work, to look at how stories can be constructed as a way of transforming ourselves and each other. The performance formed the basis of a new video work which was presented in the gallery as part of Thomasson’s first major solo exhibition The Present Tense from 3 July – 24 August 2014. A short clip of the play can be viewed on the Chisenhale Gallery website and on vimeo.The Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency is supported by Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England.
Edward Thomasson (born 1985, Stoke-on-Trent) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Just About Managing, Southard Reid, London (2012); Inside, South London Gallery, as part of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency (2011-2012); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The A Foundation, Liverpool and ICA, London (2010). Thomasson is a current participant of the Lux Associate Artist Programme (2012-13).