Same Room Same Time - Jane Mason & Grace Surman

Sunday, 04 Dec 2022 @ 19:00 Past Event
Same Room Same Time - Jane Mason & Grace Surman
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In 1984, the artists Linda Montano and Tehching Hsieh lived together for a year on the ends of a length of rope. This was real, it really happened; they kept to their promise, their contract. Investing in a friendship, an art friendship, a life friendship; what can a conceptual pursuit hold in these impossible times?

This performance work is from a new collaboration between Jane Mason and Grace Surman who have made work for 25 years in contemporary performance, but have only just met. They will be in the same room at the same time, unravelling the complexities of negotiating the other, and what we choose to reveal of ourselves.

The intriguing nature of this work from an audience member at the premiere, is ?its courageous fragility. It sometimes feels like it could dismantle at any moment, but it doesn?t, and this feels like artists who are really dealing with the collision of the live and the fictitious, whilst making me giggle throughout!?

Running time 60-70 minutes, no interval. This performance will either happen in the Studio upstairs (up 20 shallow steps), or the Main Hall downstairs (flat access from street). Please email if the stairs might present a problem for you.

Created and Performed by Jane Mason and Grace Surman
Supported by Exeter Phoenix, Déda, Quarantine and Wainsgate Dances.

More about the performers at and

?Jane & Grace are an absolute joy to watch. Their performance was playful and moving?it felt spontaneous yet considered at the same time - which is not an easy balance to strike?It was magnetic!?
Naomi Turner, Exeter Phoenix Programmer
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