Project Archive

Archive Overview 1989 – 2009

On the Path of Sleeping Things, CiCi Blumstein 2008. Photo: CHJ. From the on-going series Woman with Watering Can. This photo taken at the César Manrique Foundation for Art & Architecture in Spain.

Selected works & projects:

2000 – 2005 :

Amniotic architectures of light, colour, structure and movement arise and disintegrate in a luminous world…

Fresh Page
A series of art events, community & schools workshops, kinetic video installations and documentary films…

Plant Life
An elusive creature roams through the remains of a 19th century steel cable works. Its movements trace the decay of spaces and machinery…

Feature Creature
A multi-media installation and performance at Tate Modern in London, specially designed for the soaring space of the Turbine Hall…

Summer Reading Challenge
Panoramic film habitats featuring top children’s authors in an interactive website, for the Summer Reading Challenge, a massive and inspirational support programme for children’s reading…

Walker Books DVD
A film on DVD which features an in-depth portrait of award winning children’s author Martin Waddell, focusing on his classic ‘Little Bear’ series of picture books…

Makeshift Body : Cytomotion
Installation in Lucent, a group show at AV Festival, Brighton.

Unknown Place
Film installation with rubble field as part of the ‘Sensuous Structures’ exhibition at East London School of Architecture, London.

Tabula Rasa
Plant Life and Cytomotion films shown as part of large-scale urban projection event.

Lux Open Festival
Screening of Plant Life and Cytomotion.

Avignon Performance
Performed in JINEN Butoh performance “stone” and “Ying Yang” Butoh procession at Avignon Festival OFF, directed by Atsushi Takenouchi.

Wolf and Rabbit
Butoh duet with Adrian Shephard. Co-directed / choreographed & performed. Music by Adrian Shephard. Brighton.

Planetary Bodies
A series of film screenings exploring the inner and outer reaches of space and the body. Curator. Cinematheque, Brighton.

Makeshift Body
Butoh response to Bill Viola‘s ‘The Messenger’ installation at Fabrica. Experimental performance and photography. Conceived & directed. Brighton.

Makeshift Body
Choreography, performance & text as part of Noah on the Northern Line, a documentary film directed by Elena Klaudis.

Makeshift Body – Navigations in Felt Space
Article published in Contact Quarterly dance journal.

Big Blip 03
Co-director/ curator of Big Blip 03 art & science event. Brighton.

Work in progress. Multi-media installation & performance shown at Big Blip 03. Brighton.

Bird Man
Documentary film about the building and flying of an extraordinary bi-plane, work in progress. Filmed & directed.

1995 – 1999 :

Plant Life
An elusive creature roams through the remains of a 19th century steel cable works. Its movements trace the decay of spaces and machinery…

Makeshift Body
Studio Labs & workshops. Conceived & directed. Brighton.

Car Park
Multi-media installation in collaboration with 10×5. Hastings.

Big Ear Project
Performance research project led by Claire Carre. Chisenhale Dance Space, London.

Solo performance with music, performed text & slide projection. Conceived, directed, performed. Germany.

Skin of Freedom
Solo performance with live music & performed text. Conceived, directed, performed. Germany.

Body Flowers
Open air performance with paintings by Hannah Brundiek. Conceived, directed, performed. Germany.

History is the Place
Solo performance with slide projection, music and voice. Conceived, directed, performed. Germany.

Tschernobyl Children
Therapeutic performances and visual arts workshops for children from Stolin, near Tschernobyl. Conceived & directed. Germany.

Residency with Telgte Dance Group
Nine-month residency with workshops & performances. Germany.

30-Year-War Performance
Dance theatre performance. Choreographed, directed & performed. Germany.

A Taylor’s Tale
Documentary film celebrating 100 years of clothes-making. Written, directed, co-produced. Germany.

I Place my Stones
Dance theatre and performance poetry. Written by Leah Thorn. Choreographed, designed, co-directed. Performed at BAC & ICA, London.

1990 – 1994 :

Ammonias Schnezbiscuit
Physical / experimental theatre shows & solo performances. Germany & UK.

Uproar Dance Theatre
‘Hidden Agenda’ dance theatre commission for Dance 4. Co-directed / choreographed & performed. Nottingham

Visions Festival at BAC & Puppet Centre Trust
Residency at Visions Festival, in collaboration with Amanda Lebus. Workshops & performances.

WordyBird and the Idea Detectives
Puppetry performances in collaboration with Amanda Lebus.

The Apple Treasure
Puppetry performances in collaboration with Amanda Lebus.

The Irresistible Pull of the Herbaceous Border
Outdoor solo Butoh performance. Concept, choreography & performance.

Bag O’ Bones
Bone sculptures & photos.

Butoh solo performance, concept, choreography & design. Bath.

Butoh duet in memory of Derek Jarman, concept, choreography & design. Bath.

Prince Charming
Dance theatre duet, concept, choreography & design. Bath.

Cauldron Studios
Co-founding director of the Cauldron Studios experimental theatre space & galleries, Bristol. Co-founder / director: Vic Llewellyn.

Hexenkessel Productions
Co-founding director of Hexenkessel physical theatre company, Bristol. Co-founder / director: Vic Llewellyn. Productions include:

The Image Gatherers
Physical theatre performance. Co-directed / choreographed & performed.

The Woman Whose Upper Body was Beastlike in Form
Dance theatre solo performance. Directed, choreographed & performed.

The Making of the Golem
Physical theatre duet with live Klezmer music. Co-directed / choreographed & performed.

Masque of the Red Death
Dance theatre performance with live music, based on the Edgar Allen Poe tale. Directed, choreographed & performed.

Keep ‘em together, it’s better that way
Physical theatre performance with live improvised music. Co-directed / choreographed & performed.

Innocents Abroad
Physical theatre performance. Co-directed, choregraphed & performed.

The Cauldron of Colours
Multi-media performance with live music. Co-directed, choregraphed & performed.

Glastonbury Festival
Performance poetry & dance performances & workshops.

Bath School of Samba

Nottingham School of Samba
Schools residency / workshops / performances.

New Music Network
Percussion & voice performances with New Music Network, Southampton.

Open Dance Group
Two year series of improvisational dance workshops. Co-founded & directed. Bristol.

Dance Workshops
Series of dance workshops at Bristol University and Nottingham University.

Wastenot Workshops
Series of environmental workshops & performances. Co-directed and performed. Bristol.

National Trust Workshops
Series of outdoor workshops and performances for the National Trust. Co-directed & performed. Bristol, Bath, Nottingham.