<img class="size-medium wp-image-2118 alignleft lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ana-de-Matos-300x225.jpg" alt="Ana Godinho de Matos" width="300" height="225" data-wp-pid="2118" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ana-de-Matos-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ana-de-Matos-500x375.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ana-de-Matos-60x45.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ana-de-Matos-600x450.jpg 600w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ana-de-Matos.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />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”.
<img class="size-medium wp-image-1937 alignleft lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Emma-members-page-300x247.jpg" alt="Emma members page" width="300" height="247" data-wp-pid="1937" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Emma-members-page-300x247.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Emma-members-page-500x411.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Emma-members-page-60x49.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Emma-members-page-600x494.jpg 600w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Emma-members-page.jpg 620w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />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.
<img class="size-medium wp-image-1897 alignleft lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-300x300.jpg" alt="Holly Revell" width="300" height="300" data-wp-pid="1897" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-347x347.jpg 347w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-500x499.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-60x60.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell-600x600.jpg 600w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Holly-Revell.jpg 620w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />
Holly Revell is an experienced photographer and videographer of live performance, particularly on the queer cabaret scene in London. She made her mark earlier this decade with her photo-booth installations ‘DARKROOM’ which set out to offer a live photographic ‘experience’ where participants were invited into her creations to explore, play and make images in the dark… These were done in art spaces and clubs in London and Manchester. Revell is interested in the experiential aspects of photography and the intimacy it creates between the photographer and the subject. She works collaboratively with performers and characters of interest on personal photography projects.
<img class="size-medium wp-image-1670 alignleft lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-300x300.jpg" alt="Johanna Linsley" width="300" height="300" data-wp-pid="1670" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-347x347.jpg 347w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-500x501.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-60x60.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait-600x600.jpg 600w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/portrait.jpg 620w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />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.
<img class="alignleft wp-image-1851 lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-254x300.jpg" alt="a" width="300" height="354" data-wp-pid="1851" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-254x300.jpg 254w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-768x906.jpg 768w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-700x826.jpg 700w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-500x590.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-300x354.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-60x71.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2-509x600.jpg 509w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/a2.jpg 814w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Manuel Vason is member and founder of DARC. Vason’s artistic practice explores the relationship between photography and performance, presence and representation. He considers the capturing of a moment as an act of creation, a ritual towards the illusion of immortality, and an exchange between who is in front and who is behind the camera. The collaborative nature of his practice shapes a unique, hybrid art form and generates new vocabularies. His collaborations to date have produced some of the most iconic images of performance and his work has been published and presented internationally.
Vason was born in Padua, Italy in 1974. He became interested in photography while working in a black and white professional darkroom. After having assisted some of the most celebrated fashion photographers of his generation in Milan, New York, Paris, London and Los Angeles, he pursued a Masters degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. Double Exposures is Vason’s fourth book. It follows: Oh Lover Boy! (2001), a two-year collaboration with artist Franko B; Exposures (2002), exploring the body in Live Art; and Encounters(2007), which complemented his first solo exhibition at Arnolfini, Bristol. In 2012 he presented STILL_MÓVIL, a travelling exhibition of ‘co-creations’ with 45 choreographers from South America. In 2014 he launched the Double Exposures book project at The Photographers Gallery and Tate Britain in London. Vason continues to develop a practice that integrates different media and forms of collaboration.
<img class="alignleft wp-image-2138 size-medium lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-300x300.jpg" alt="11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o" width="300" height="300" data-wp-pid="2138" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-300x300.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-347x347.jpg 347w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-768x768.jpg 768w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-700x700.jpg 700w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-500x500.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-60x60.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-150x150.jpg 150w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o-600x600.jpg 600w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11707816_10206152574666096_4548513547832786709_o.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Rory Foster is an early career Performer, Director/Dramaturg and Academic, currently working in London. His work is influenced by various ‘non-performance’ art forms, such as installation and intermedial practices. His performance work also incorporates highly physical and choreographed elements. Rory trained as a Performer and Actor at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance , in London and Vysoká Škola Múzickych Umení v Bratislave (Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava). After this training he went on to complete an MA in Performance Practice as Research at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Rory’s work is politically and socially focused with an aim to generate dialogue both within and around the performance. Academically Rory’s work concerns itself with the relationship between ‘performance and technologies’,’documentation and the archive’ and ‘intermedial performance’.
<img class="alignleft wp-image-2148 lazyload" src="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103-347x347.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="396" data-wp-pid="2148" srcset="http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103-228x300.jpg 228w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103-500x659.jpg 500w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103-300x396.jpg 300w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103-60x79.jpg 60w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103-455x600.jpg 455w, http://www.darc.media/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/B4F9E0FA561C4F0490F6174B1F6C2103.jpg 681w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Steven Lall is a independent Director, Animator and VFX Artist. Working in the creative industry since 2006, Lall landed some of his first commissions creating animated inserts for feature films and documentaries, including ‘Who Killed Nancy?’ and ‘A Liar’s Autobiography’. Originally working from his home in Oxford, he has since moved his base of operations to Shoreditch, London.