More About Etheridge & Persighetti
Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti are artists and performance makers who create live participatory projects that explore the interrelationships between people and places.
Since 2011 they have developed a unique collaborative practice operating at the intersection between architecture, community, place and performance.
Engaging people all stages of the creative process, they develop multi-disciplinary methodologies designed to explore, expose and contain multiple perspectives and sometimes conflicting narratives of place.
Major projects to date include Personal Shopper (2014-16 commissioned by Compass Live Art), Porous City (selected to represent the UK at PQ19 site- specific festival) and cult live art game Faceback.
Etheridge & Persighetti have worked with national and international partner organisations including Live Art Development Agency, Lancaster Arts, Hall for Cornwall, Prague Quadrennial (CZ), High Concept Labs (US), Country Arts WA (AUS).
Katie is also the director of Faceback, the live art game that has gone viral at events and festivals across the UK and overseas, connecting 1000’s of people who wouldn’t normally meet. Katie has developed Faceback with the support of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Simon is also a core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of performance-trained artists producing international site-specific performances, walking projects, publications, and other art works since their formation in 1997. Their latest Mis-Guide book, The Architect Walker was published in 2018 by Triarchy Press, UK.