Speak Like No One in Particular is a conversational performance and live radio broadcast about listening and finding a voice to speak. This very personal research and performance is an investigation of ‘emotional borders’ and how geography and social hierarchies emerge within the spoken voice. Following her own voice across Europe, Eszter Némethi is constructing a territory, a text for collective reading by a participating audience, and broadcast for a listener afar. Playing with two differently engaged audiences (reading and listening) and a formal frame between radio and theatre, the piece opens a space for conversation about the politics of speaking and listening, voicing and belonging and how this relates to integration, emancipation and xenophobia.
IMPORTANT : Speak Like No One in Particular is a conversational performance and live radio broadcast with two audiences engaged differently.
The audience attending the work in the theatre space needs to reserve a ticket (ticket link), and the part attending from home via online radio can subscribe HERE.
The live radio broadcast version will be accessible via a link on this page on the day of the performance.
The work at the end opens towards a conversation where everyone is invited to participate regardless whether they are there in person or calling in via phone.
A project by Eszter Némethi in conversation with Julia E Dyck, Rui Calvo, Fleur Khani, Anna Végh, Lili M Rampre, Esther Rodriguez Barbero, Jan de Stutter, Nuno Escudeiro
Eszter Nemethi (b.1987, Budapest) is a theatre maker and researcher based between Cork and Brussels. She is interested in the space between people, contexts and ideas and creating structures (practical, dramaturgical and spatial) that can be activated and inhabited by others. Her work often combines play, pedagogy and reading as methodologies. She explores the relation of public spaces and border zones in the way in which they are sites of the emergence of narratives of communities regarding themselves.
She holds an MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment (LSAD) and she is a graduate of the a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) post-master research programme in Brussels. From ’15-’19 she was the curator of Quarter Block Party’s public art strand and she is the co-curator of MOTA nomadic conversations in Brussels. In recent years her work was presented at and/or supported by Arts Council Ireland, Cork Midsummer Festival / Be-Part, wpZimmer, Kaaitheater, Carlow Arts Festival / ART:23, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Living Commons among others.
Lead Artist Eszter Némethi
Outside Eye caterina daniela mora jara
Sound Design Julia E Dyck
Spatial Design Eszter Némethi
with the mentorship of Vladimir Miller
Graphic Design Kasia Kaminska
Technical Manager Matthieu Vergez
Carpentry and Furniture Design Investigations Geometriques
Producer Niamh Moroney
With financial support by Culture Ireland, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, Arts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny Arts Office, Vlaamse Gemeenschaps Commissie, Conseil Des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec, Galway 2020 and Galway Theatre Festival and generous residency support by GC de Kriekelaar, workspacebrussels, K.A.K, Kunstcentrum BUDA and 100% Free Space. The piece was originally developed as part of the InterAction Laboratory in March 2020.
photo credits Freddie Greenall, Korneel De Feyter
part 2 · magic sells · Performing Arts Festival · Brussels · Bâtard 2023 ©
The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020