Arts Council of Wales | Gerald Tyler

Gerald Tyler

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Biography

Gerald Tyler

Gerald came to Cardiff twenty years ago as a technician for Diversions Dance Company and then Chapter Arts Centre. For the folowing 5-6 years he toured extensively before finally finding a performing job with Man Act. The following ten years saw him join, and then become a regular part of, the physical theatre company Earthfall as well as participating in side-projects with the likes of Brith Gof & Eddie Ladd; or even playing the occasional murderer on television. He started creating his own work around 2006 and, in his own words, "has got away with it ever since"!


The Project

Gerald proposes to use the opportunity afforded by a Creative Wales Award to relentlessly pursue one or more artistic ideas beyond the point at which he would normally accept them as "ready" for presentation. By eliminating what is in effect an editing process, through which he eliminates concepts that he might normally consider to be more trouble than their worth within the limited timescale of production, Gerald hopes to progress through such barriers as frustration and fear of his own indulgence, to a stage where ideas lose their initial associations and are free to transcend, un-tethered by concerns of pragmatism.

Big Hands: Gerald Tyler

In short, Gerald intends to behave more like the artist he strives to be and less like the producer that he has, out of necessity, become. He also wishes to develop more trust in his own material; whilst he is proud of that he has achieved, he recognises that he holds back, out of doubt, on some of his more challenging (and probably exciting) ideas. By working alone, without deadlines and then with other artists whom he respects and admires for their bravery, Gerald hopes to re-acquire some of his more youthful idealism and tally it with what craft and experience he have accrued in more "mature" years.




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