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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 […]


  • November 3, 2014

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 […]


  • November 3, 2014

SPILL Festival of Performance 2014


  • November 2, 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 […]


  • November 1, 2014

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 […]


  • September 22, 2014

  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 […]


  • September 12, 2014

This Study Room Guide for the Live Art Development Agency by Johanna Linsley is a response to a Study Room Gathering about the state of the institution and its alternatives for (and as) Live Art. We live in a time when many long-standing institutions are in a state of crisis, and precarity is becoming a […]


  • January 16, 2014

Oreet Ashery – Party for Freedom | People vs Freedom Various London venues  – 1 May – 22 June 2013 Somewhere between a travelling cinema and theatre troupe, a kiss-a-gram and a takeaway delivery service, London-based artist Oreet Ashery’s Party for Freedomis an itinerant work that combines live performance with moving-image and an original album soundtrack. An […]


  • May 1, 2013

Performing Documents is a major collaborative research project which asks how we are dealing with the remains of Live Art today. Drawing on creative, curatorial and research strategies, this project stages a wide-reaching investigation into the problems and potential of performance and its documents. It comprised a series of performance workshops and public symposia, and […]


  • April 13, 2013

This panel presentation and discussion brought together key voices in the conversation about performance and documentation, including Martha Wilson, founder of Franklin Furnace, Yelena Gluzman and Matvei Yankelevish, editors of the Emergency Index – an annual compendium of performance documentation published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and photographer Christa Holka. The event was organised, moderated and […]


  • February 19, 2012

A ‘workbook‘ created in response to IWY08: How to Stay Occupied, a project of I’m With You at the Bank of Ideas, during Occupy London. Compiled by Johanna Linsley, with contributions from R. Justin Hunt, Arkem, Mary Paterson, Caroline Smith, Jesse Darling, Eleanor Weber, Sophie Robinson, and Season Butler.


  • December 7, 2011

  Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability Eds. Lois Keidan and CJ Mitchell Access All Areas is a combination of artists’ writings, creative dialogues, critical commentaries and DVDs featuring documentation of artists’ presentations and performances spanning 20 years, which reflect the ways in which Live Art has represented issues of disability in inventive and […]


  • October 12, 2011

Encounter was a public arts project that happened in town centres across North Kent. Between July and November 2011, Encounter transformed six urban sites in Medway and the boroughs of Gravesham and Swale.  The project commissioned a creative documentation team to the commissions, and more broadly, to the sites Encounter occupied and the themes it […]


  • August 12, 2011

SPILL Festival of Performance regularly commissions writers to respond to the performance works – less as reviewers, and more as artists producing creative documents of the event. For the 2011 festival, these texts were titled SPILL Stings, and were coordinated by Theron Schmidt, with contributions from Johanna Linsley, Mary Paterson and Madeline Hodge. The following […]


  • April 23, 2011

Camden Arts Centre – The Big Rip Off 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Camden Arts Centre’s internationally acclaimed residency programme. Outset Contemporary Art Fund is helping celebrate this milestone. The Big Rip Off! gives artists license to plunder the history of financial misdemeanours and raise funds through underhand means. Money raised will provide vital […]


  • September 13, 2010

An ongoing improvisation project with a group of approximately eight dancers that perform Contact Improvisation (inspired by Action Theatre practices), dressed in office suits, while moving through London Bridge, in silence. This involves passing through the crowd of people that is, in its most part, rushing from the City centre on their way home, after […]


  • June 22, 2010

Ear Cinema is an immersive multi-disciplinary performance project incorporating film, sound diffusion techniques, and live performance. The project aims to activate the live context of watching and listening by transforming the traditional architectures of aural and cinematic reception into sites of immersive experience that are heterogeneous, performative and non-determined. ‘Late Noon Sun’ has been installed and […]


  • September 22, 2009

This post was written for the blog More Milk Yvette. Describe this Girl Monster, then. Spotted at the Donau Festival in Krems, a small city in Austria not far from Vienna.  25 April, 2009. The Donau Festival presents music, performance and video, skewing towards the avant-garde aisle of available contemporary pop/art.  Operating since 2005 under […]


  • July 8, 2009

Once More With Feeling: Performing the WAL/Make archive – Tate Modern (27 June 2009) The Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review presented an evening of rediscovery and new feminist performance art organised by Oriana Fox recipient of the Art in the Archive: Living with Make Bursary 2009. Oriana was invited to engage with the unique Women’s Art […]


  • June 27, 2009

Written & Directed: Anna Frisch; Performed: Serena Bobowski, Art Terry (on piano), Yinka Oyewole (on guitar) Music: Art Terry, Yinka Oyewole Filmed & Edited: Chameleoneye Films Filmed @ SHUNT 2009


  • February 22, 2009