“Lots of different people, different traditions, are side by side now. It has to be the role of art to allow introductions to happen...so that we can live together more thoroughly, more hopefully, and in a better way.”
4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, is hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In part one of this conversation from Volume Three, ‘Performance and Migration’, Good Chance’s Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson recall how the innately human need to tell stories led to their installation of a theatre in Calais’ infamous refugee camp. They describe how Good Chance came together with the National Theatre and the Young Vic to recreate the physical and emotional presence of the camp in their critically acclaimed play, The Jungle.
In part two, Murphy and Robertson are joined by artist and refugee Majid Adin, who tells his own story of creating art both inside and outside of the Jungle. Adin also explains how he became the director and animator of the music video for Elton John’s Rocket Man, which can be viewed on YouTube.