The focus in the performance of I live in it was extraordinary. I had the feeling that people had ‘arrived’ at the same time, and that everyone understood that they had the right to be there on stage and to be witnessed. Tim Etchells writes beautifully about this in Certain Fragments (pp 48-49)
Investment is what happens when the performers before us seem bound up unspeakably in what they’re doing – it seems to matter to them [ ] Investment is the line of connection between performer and their text or their task. When it works it is private, and often on the very edge of words. Like all the best of performance it is before us, but not for us.