GOB SQUAD, MORE LIKE GOON SQUAD huehuehuehuehue.

MY REACTION AFTER READING THEIR GROUP NAME

Who are the Gob Squad?

-The Gob Squad are a group of UK and German Artists who "make performances and videos which search for beauty in the everyday, and look for words of wisdom from a passing stranger."

-The company was founded in Nottingham in 1994, but now the company mostly operates from Berlin.

-They have gone on tour throughout most continents. That's actually how they worded it.

-The seven members of the collective currently are Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost and Simon Will.

Yup... I suspected that I would come across something like this.
"We make performances and videos that capture the beauty in the everyday".
No words. You think I can make a joke about this? No. It's perfect. Definitely captures everyday beauty.

HOW THEY WORK

-Gob Squad generally start off by brainstorming around a table.

-Once a general idea is reached, and they take to the acting space, they split off into groups and perform in front of each other showing off their own visions and seeing what works and what doesn't. Other Ideas are built on top along the way.

-Ideas that don't make it into a final idea are generally used as a stimulus for another performance piece.

Stage direction notes involving video cable direction.

COLLABORATION

-When working together, they literally have no boss.

-They instead say that each of them is the "boss".

-VIDYA (2:36)

http://www.gobsquad.com/faq/Gob_Squad_FAQ/How_do_you_work_collectively___The_Collective_Process___Gob_Squad_FAQ.html

FIN

CITATIONS

http://www.gobsquad.com

"Gob Squad." Gob Squad. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2015.

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