Welcome to the profile page of good cop bad cop.
John Rowley and Richard Huw Morgan have worked as professional performance makers in Wales since 1990, as key members of Brith Gof, Pearson/Brookes and as founders of Das Wunden and good cop bad cop (gcbc). Their work has been characterised by a continuous willingness to experiment with both the form and content of performance practice. This has resulted in gcbc being acknowledged by the British Council as key exponents of contemporary British performance, through inclusion in their performance showcases in Edinburgh 2003, 2007 and Gijon, Spain 2009.
Both have also been recognised by the Arts Council of Wales for their contribution to the arts in Wales as recipients of Creative Wales Awards for their individual practice, Morgan in 2006 and Rowley in 2008. Morgan's for sound art, resulting in the release of his second vinyl field-recording album "Rhan Un", John for research into 'theatrical artifice', resulting in work selected for the visual arts pavillion at the 2010 Eisteddfod
In 2011 they began broadcasting their weekly arts radio programme, 'Pitch' on Radio Cardiff, 98.7FM and http://www.radiocardiff.org. These programmes are archived elsewhere on Culture Colony. (type 'Pitch 'in the search field above and then 'videos' for the archived programmes)
Whether we call our works ‘liminal performances’, ‘theoretical performances’, ‘performed installations’ or ‘theatre of irrevocable acts’, our concerns are always with the creation of a direct experience for audiences in ‘real-time’, collapsing the creation of the work and its presentation to the audience into a shared time and space. Where our skills lie is in our joint history of creating original works relevant to various contexts, be those thematic, audience, location, etc, within which the work is situated. This 'real-time' experience may, or may not, be re-presented via other media such as video, vinyl or broadcast radio.
SELECTED LIVE PERFORMANCE
"performance to be viewed from passing trains" Cardiff 2011
"gweithio yn galed / working hard - Caerdydd" - g39 Cardiff 2011
"gweithio yn galed / working hard - Fenice" - Rhodio, Venice 2011
"moving the goalposts" Cardiff 2011
“Pitch” - Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2010
"Islaw y cerrig pafin" - tactileBosch, Cardiff 2010
"gyda eu theulu" - Rhod, Carmarthenshire 2010
“Croeso I Gymry/u Fwyaf!” - Volksbuhne, Berlin 2010
“Mas o Amser” - Potsdam 2010
“Canolfan Busnes Cynddylan” - tactilebosch, Cardiff 2009,
“Mas o Amser - remics” Gijon, British Council Showcase, Asturias 2009,
“Brody’s Notes” - Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2008,
“Hanner Call” - Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Caerdydd 2008,
“Phantom Ride” – University of Glamorgan,Cardiff; Aberystwyth University; University of Bristol; Chapter, Cardiff 2008 - 2011
“In a late change to the advertised programme” – Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2007,
“Mas O Amser” – Chapter, Cardiff 2007,
“Restricted Access” – Chapter, Experimentica festival,Cardiff 2006,
“Left Footers” - Strata Florida & Kells, Ireland 2006,
“ST*R W*RS” – Chapter, Cardiff 2006,
“Untitled (plus Support)” – Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2005.
“Ten Things I hate about Theatre” - CPR Conference, Aberystwyth, 2005.
“Ten things I hate about Wales” – Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2004.
“18:40 20:40 – 10th anniversary remix” – Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2003,
“Gosteg” – tactileBosch, Cardiff 2003,
“Bye Law” – Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2002,
“Present Whereabouts Unknown” – MoreFrontStudios, Cardiff 2002,
“Drinking Bacon Fat” – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 2002,
“Table” – UWIC timebased arts frestival, Cardiff 2002,
“Subrural Incursions” – Chapter, Experimentica festival, Cardiff 2001,
“Sound Effects of Death & Disaster” – Chapter, Cardiff 2001; Tangent, Montreal 2002; Mousenturn, Frankfurt 2003.
"Homeoarcheology" – Chapter anniversary festival, Cardiff 2001,
“Homeopathic Pornography” - Cardiff Howard Garden's Gallery 2000, tactileBosch 2001,
“Loop” Arnolfini Bristol 1998,
"Closing Down Sale" - Chapter, Cardiff 1996,
"The White Room" - Chapter, Cardiff 1996
Video documentation of some of the above is already archived here on Culture Colony. Not all performances have video documentation. Some that has, we will not show. Some that has, we will upload in the future. Some that does not have, may be re-presented in other ways. If you would like to know any, or more specific details about any of the above, or about any of our activities please contact us via culture colony
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Canolfan Busnes Cynddylan (3 min promo)
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Blackbird - good cop bad cop
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