We are proud of our expanding community of associate artists who have participated in and contributed to previous DARC activities
Ana Godinho de Matos is a self-shooting producer/director who heads Chameleoneye Films. She aims to produce films which inspire and capture the imagination of the audience through compelling narratives, a creatively bold approach and by choosing substance with style. By the age of twelve, Ana had lived in four continents and grew up appreciating the distinct cultures of east and west, from the intricate designs of Chinese pottery to the trance-like improvisations of southern African traditional dance.
In the last ten years she has been developing an eclectic portfolio of styles within documentary, art documentation, visual anthropology, video art, promotional and corporate videos. Working with a range of clients including major UK arts venues, corporate brands, cultural organizations and regeneration consultants. This experience gives her a broad palette of styles and genres with which to craft her projects.
With DARC, Ana aims to collaborate, expand and experiment with the limitations of audio-visual documentation, to create fresh ways of experiencing the complex eco-systems of performance art. “Behind the lens – there is an improvised dance taking place. Like an octopus with tentacles that react and play with the spheres around them”.
Emma Sofie Møller is an independent producer, curator and occasional writer with a particular interest in feminist performance practices and histories, working between UK and Denmark. Emma is currently working as producer for artists Manuel Vason and she is working with SPILL Festival of Performance showcase artists Poppy Jackson and Ria Hartley in the lead-up to their SPILL 2015 performances; Emma is a 2014-15 SPILL New Producer. In Denmark she is affiliated with artist-run venue Warehouse9, where she currently is co-producing International Performance Art Festival 2016.
Johanna Linsley is an artist, writer and producer. Her work is iterative, research-based and focused on performance. It often results in projects with multiple versions or outcomes. Current interests include documentation, procedure, listening (especially eavesdropping), queer domesticity, collaboration, and formations of the public. An interest in the speculative and fantastical underlies this work.
Johanna is part of the London-based live art team I’m With You, which investigates queerness, domesticity, private life and public space. She is also a founding partner of UnionDocs, a centre for documentary art in Brooklyn, New York. Johanna is a researcher on the Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘Challenging Archives’ at the Theatre Collection Live Art Archives at the University of Bristol and she also works at the University of Roehampton. She received a PhD in performance studies from Queen Mary, University of London, and also studied at Smith College.
Rory Foster is an interdisciplinary performance practitioner and researcher whose practice merges ‘theatrical performance with other artistic fields of practice [predominantly] photography, dance, installation art and digital aesthetics’ (Campos, 2015). His work interrogates the relationship between the ‘actual’ and the digital, the physical and the virtual body and aims to negotiate and define new ideas of dramaturgy, liveness and corporeality.
Minna Triin Kohv is an independent Marketing and Events Coordinator and Curator based in London.
After graduating from Roehampton University, Minna has been actively participating in the UK’s Performance Art scene by working at Live Art Development Agency, helping to organise interdisciplinary dance event MOTUS project and since March, collaborating with DARC and Manuel Vason.
Being fascinated by the many sides of the arts, Minna has been working in theatre festivals in Estonia and Wales, and occasionally as a freelance photographer for festivals, newspapers and independent magazines. She is also an emerging Curator, looking to realise exhibitions in the near future with DARC artists. Documentation is a field charged with potentiality that she is looking to question and challenge for her own practice and offer support for artists through coordination and curating. She has been a part of DARC since the collective’s launch in March 2016.