I am a choreographer and performer born in Canterbury, UK, currently living and working nomadically.
My work, which is usually for non-theatre contexts, foregrounds ideas about relationship, agency and attention and explores embodied interactivity and game-playing.
In recent years I have been commissioned by Brighton Festival, South East Dance, AIR Studio/ Islington Borough Council, Siobhan Davies Dance, Big Dance, The Hepworth Wakefield and Gi20.
Between February and March 2016 I was in residence at Villa Empain, Brussels where in June I presented Satelliser: a dance for the gallery in the context of Répétition, curated by Asad Raza and Nicola Lees. In September 2016 I was artist in residence at Brandwatch as part of Brighton Digital Festival and through partnership with South East Dance. In January 2017 I showed screensaver (1, gallery version) at Villa Empain in the context of Décor, curated by Asad Raza, Dorothea Von Hantelmann & Tino Sehgal.
I also write, teach, sing, beatbox, work as an outside eye for other's processes, assist, produce, collaborate.
Image: Christopher Matthews
As a performer I work mainly with Tino Sehgal and have interpreted the following works:
These Associations (2012) Tate Modern turbine hall, July-Oct 2012 and Palais de Tokyo Oct-Dec 2016.
Yet Untitled (2013) Venice Biennale, May-Nov 2013; Kremms am Donnau, Austria, April 2013; The Stedelijjk Museum Amsterdam June-July 2015; KIASMA Helsinki September 2015; Leopold Museum Vienna, 2016; Palais de Tokyo Oct-Dec 2016.
Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing dan and bruce and other things (2000) Leopold Museum Vienna, July-Aug 2016; Palais de Tokyo Oct-Dec 2016.
Video: Stedelijk Crew Report: Superfan van Tino Sehgal / Tino Sehgal's "superfan" talking about her experience of visiting us interpreting Yet Untitled. Jes visited us nearly every day and I place this video here in lieu of documentation.
More coming soon.
A Conversation Place #8 - Janine Harrington and Theresa Caruana