Artist/Performer 1: The objective was to create a piece that could all be fitted into a suitcase, packed and unpacked and then brought to the V&A.
V&A Staff: We wanted to give students the opportunity to use the museum as a theatre.
Artist/Performer 2: I couldn’t stop saying ‘it’s amazing, it’s amazing, it’s amazing’.
V&A Staff: The students were given Shakespeare as a brief but they carved it up in their own way.
Artist/Performer 3: I am Rosalind from ‘As You Like It’ and she is dreaming of running away to the Forest of Arden.
Artist/Performer 4: Those marks seen here is actually a product of a live performance, of a live art performance.
Artist/Performer 5: Museums always stay the same so it’s quite nice to see something different and sort of see them come to life a little bit.
Artist/Performer 6: I’ve actually had the perfect reactions, what I was actually looking for. The first reaction I had was somebody saying ‘Oh, it looks from a distance like it’s really beautiful and then you get up close and it’s really scary.
Artists/Performer 7: I would think ‘OK, is it enough strong my performance for this place?’ Who knows about that?
Artist/Performer 8: It’s been really positive interacting with other performers and other artists.
Artist/Performer 7: There’s a lot of things, a lot of experiences, a lot of feeling, a lot of great sensation.
Artist/Performer 6: Getting things out there, seeing people’s reactions, knowing what works and what doesn’t work.
V&A Staff: It’s very important for the students to feel that they belonged in the V&A. They had this opportunity for three days to create something that really worked within the spaces