About Us

Photo: Garrett Davis/Capture Imaging

Hello. We are Gob Squad, a group of UK and German artists. We make performances and videos which search for beauty in the everyday, and look for words of wisdom from a passing stranger. We are an artists collective, the seven core members working collaboratively on the concept, direction and performance of our work. Other artists, performers and technicians are invited to collaborate on particular projects.

We try and explore the point where theatre meets art, media and real life. As well as theatres and galleries, we place our work at the heart of urban life – in houses, shops, underground stations, car parks, hotels or directly on the street. Everyday life and magic, banality and utopia, reality and entertainment are all set on a collision course, and the unpredictable results are captured on video. Motivated by a desire for collective experience and meaningful encounters, we often invite local guests, audience members or passers-by to step beyond their traditional roles and look for ways to transcend barriers of language, class, age and culture.

We started the company in Nottingham in 1994 but are now based in Berlin. Our work is regularly shown throughout Europe, and we’ve toured to all the continents apart from Antarctica.