INTIMATE COLLABORATIONS. THE BARE BODY OF PERFORMANCE IN UK AND IN RUSSIA Drawings based on the exhibition by MANUEL VASON and Russian performance artists held at Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow. 20 september – 1 november Intimate Collaborations explores the ‘intimate’ relationship between performance and photography, the action and the image. The photographic image together with […]
Drawings and collages on various painting at The National Gallery by Pato Bosich September 2015, London. Recent drawings by Pato Bosich belonging to its series ‘Resuscitations’ which is based on its weekly visits to the National Gallery where a dialogue with the old masters materialises through direct drawing and later studio ink and wine washes on them. This […]
Flying Solo is the debut solo show from actress and writer Manjeet Mann. An early version of the show enjoyed a successful short run at the Camden Fringe Festival last summer, and Flying Solo is being developed from this. “Running keeps me sane, It’s about keeping myself on track, gives me a purpose, gives me a reason to […]
Documentation of Stolen Voices at Points of Listening, a monthly programme of listening workshops, activities and discussions based in and around London. Stolen Voices is an ongoing collaboration inspired by eavesdropping. It is about listening-in, or the way listening is always positioned in space and in time. It is about overhearing, or the stuff we add […]
Promotional Images for SPILL Festival 2015 by DARC Artists, 2015 SPILL Festival of Performance commissioned the DARC artists to produce promotional images for their 2015 festival showcase artists. This project marks the beginning of the DARC collectives ventures into documentation for artists by artists.
Fuel – The Spalding Suite (2015) Presented and produced by Fuel. Conceived by Inua Ellams Directed by Benji Reid Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and Contact. A new physical theatre show inspired by the UK’s basketball sub-culture. ‘When we were young, we worshipped stars. gleaming long-limbed gods framed in the act of impossible flight, For a time we tried to […]
Live drawings by Pato Bosich, of Franko B’s latest performance ‘Milk & Blood‘, ArtsAdmin, London: 2015.
Jonny Woo’s band TRANSformer – dress rehearsal shot at The Premises studio on Hackney road by Holly Revell
Dress rehearsal for ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ with Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Ginger Johnson, Princess Julia… at the Glory
Navigate Festival (Newcastle, 30 June – 3 July 2005) BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art ms Stubnitz (moored Newcastle Quayside) and specially commissioned coach tour, NewcastleGateshead, UK SACHIKO ABE | TIM BRENNAN | MARIE COOL AND FABIO BALDUCCI DEER PARK | EVE DENT | DESPERATE OPTIMISTS | ETANT DONNÉS E-XPLO | KAREN FINLEY | JANINE FLETCHER […]
Aaron Williamson – Unlimited | Promotional Photography by Manuel Vason Unlimited is a new website created by the artist Aaron Williamson. Following the success of the Unlimited project at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, this three-year project (2014-16) offers commissions to disabled artists to develop, produce and show […]
Suprapto Suryodarmo, is the purveyor of Amerta, a meditative dance practice. Since the mid-1980s, many thousands of people in the West (as well as many more in Bali and his native Java) have witnessed, worked with or been otherwise influenced by Prapto and his Amerta Movement / Joged Amerta practice. Strongly situated in the daily […]
An ongoing series of constructed and sometimes fictional documents produced by Johanna Linsley and collaborators that show the Future as a geographical location, feeding parasitically off the stolen potential of the Present. Developed in part as a Think Tank Associate of the Pacitti Company in 2013. Presented at the Performing Urban Archives conference, the Room […]
“All the artists are copying their fans, darling.” Fan Riot explores the phenomenon of fandom at a time when distinctions between the professional and amateur, the artist and fan are diminishing. It contemplates the ways artist and fans are negotiating these cultural shifts; making way for new expressive languages, and unusual and imaginative forms of […]
Promotional photography by Manuel Vason for the ‘Have Your Circumstances Changed?’ by Lu Kemp. Artangel, London: 2015
Miss Fish Interview a conversation by Emma Møller and Jørgen Callesen, Contemporary Other, Issue 1. To read the full article, purchase a copy of Contemporary Other via the magazines website by clicking here.
A Short History of Performance: Part One – The Whitechapel Art Gallery (15 – 21 April 2002) To mark the launch of Vason’s publication Exposures the Live Art Development Agency collaborated with the Whitechapel Gallery on a debate exploring the enduring legacies of artists working in the 60s and 70s alongside the work of current practitioners and issues around the […]
Live Culture at Tate Modern (27 – 30 March 2003) A programme of Live Art performances, debates and presentations curated by theLive Art Development Agency and Adrian Heathfield. Live Culture was a four day programme of events considering the shifting nature of Live Art practice in relation to the visual arts, by bringing together distinguished artists, […]
A series of experimental live drawings made in collaboration with artist Manuel Vason. Undertaken as a collaboration, the drawings explore the hidden physicality and gesture of the body of a documenter who transfigure himself through his very activity.
Lipsynch 1000 | The Glory | Documentation by Holly Revell
For four days (19-22 February, 2015) we transformed the Maison Folie in Mons, Belgium into a replica of the infamous East End night-spot Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. We filled it with gold lamé curtains, sticky carpet and a programme of performance music and film, celebrating the unseen aspects of London culture, the power of […]
Documentation of the 2015 Live Art UK Associates Gathering , which took place on February 12, 2015 in Bristol, on the opening day of IBT15 Bristol International Festival, curated by Live Art UK member organizations Live Art Development Agency and In Between Time. The Live Art UK Associates represent a wide cross section of presenters […]
Take The Money And Run? was an event about ethics, funding and art that took place at Toynbee Studios, London on January 29, 2015. Attended by over 200 people, it was a day of presentations and discussion hosted by three organisations, Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, Home Live Art and produced in collaboration with Platform.
A multi-authored, durational critical writing project in response to the 24-hour broadcast of Forced Entertainment’s Quizoola24! at the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield. By Exeunt Magazine, with John Boursnell, Laura Burns, Gareth Damian Martin, Mette Garfield, Debbie Guinnane, Johanna Linsley, Nisha Ramayya, Nik Wakefield, curated by Diana Damian Martin.
Vibrant Matter/ La Métachorie is inspired from the work of a female French artist of the early 20th century, Valentine de Saint Point. It is a solo piece made, as homage for her contributions in the arts that still remain largely unnoticed. Vibrant Matter/ The Métachorie is a dialogue between Valentine de Saint Point and […]
SPILL Festival of Performance 2014
Foxy and Husk, Fox Symphony Foxy and Husk gather together a medley of strangers in a beautiful and probing contemplation on class, community and the dream of a perfect nation. Using lip-synced stories alongside their trademark song, dance and interactive film, Foxy imagines a portrait of contemporary Britain in an increasingly globalised world. Developed […]
This Isn’t Going To Work and In a Moment I’ll Tell You Why is the result of studio based research carried out at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in collaboration with Melissa Chambers.This work analyses the topographic relationship between perfomer and the performance space in relation to embodied rhythms and neurological systems and pathways.
In the two of us Jon explores themes of love and loss, the resilience of the broken heart and our yearning to heal and love again For Jon John the act of love is one of the last surviving ecstatic rituals in our disposable society. The intense physicality and emotional depth of Jon’s practice has […]
Albion Voice is a cross music, technology and performance presentation. Songs from the album of the same name are performed whilst Bishi is immersed in visuals, projected over and around her to form an environment of ever shifting lines and perspective. Albion Voice is an exciting piece of music and modern theatre that explores the […]
SPILL Festival of Performance
SPILL Festival of Performance 2014
SPILL Festival of Performance 2014
If you want to keep your nose the same tilt your head to the right. Mathematical . Violent. Geometrical. Surfaces. Collisions. Thud! Resonances. Confinement. Run. Crawl. Change. Roll. Impossible Tasks. The squeak of the shoe. Anonymous. Prototypes. A fresh start. Nothing is hidden. A SPILL Commission, presented in partnership with DanceEast. Co-produced with Metal. Supported by […]
SPILL Festival of Performance 2014
Someone Something Someone – Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon The world is in a constant state of flux. Two bodies engage in a delicate physical activity, striving to become something other than a body: material, force, a single organism. Colliding, pushing, pressing, mingling, uniting. A sculptural and minimal performance that seeks to entice the […]
She is a shimmering, melancholy angel, flown from Paradise to save him from the suburbs of hell. He an accountant, dreaming of a white Christmas, a little garden and someone to love. She attempts to fly him away from his habits and fears, while he holds on tight to all he knows. Man Booker Prize shortlisted […]
A woman descends wearing a sumptuous pink satin gown inspired by Christian Dior. The train continues to unfold as she walks filling and dressing the space effortlessly. Evoking nostalgia for a glamorous era long gone. A visual feast to behold. However all is not as it seems to be. Beneath the surface a descent into […]
Jo Bannon, A Field of Vision Jo Bannon in collaboration with Manuel Vason. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin A Field of Vision is a series of three portraits made in collaboration with people with visual impairments exploring the intricacies of how we look and […]
Unlimited Festival – Southbank Centre, London UNLIMITED – Extraordinary new work by disabled artists, 2-7 September 2014. The Unlimited commissions celebrate the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale. In 2013, Shape and Artsadmin were awarded funding by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012 to deliver a new three-year […]