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Space/Time Artists' online residency
This week we're running a paid online residency for experienced artists. Space/Time is a creative retreat for artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?”. The artists gathering together remotely are:
Kevin Cameron is an artist and filmmaker. A graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Bristol, he has an eclectic practice that embraces drama, animation and documentary modes of filmmaking. Credits include directing a feature length film about Alasdair Gray that has screened twice on the BBC; and lead artist on Make Strange, a live hand processing film studio with Eritrean asylum seekers as part of the Director’s Programme of the Glasgow International Arts Festival. Recent work has included installation work for Renfrewshire Cycle Arts Festival, a time capsule for Paisley Town Hall, and, a stop frame animation series for Education Scotland.
Julia Croft is a live artist and performance maker based in between Auckland, New Zealand and Brussels. Julia’s practice draws on feminist and queer theory to create performance works exploring matter and materiality. Her work is concerned with creating imaginative cracks in pervasive power structures, slippery and leaky spaces, the scientific-poetic and bad pop music. Since 2015 she has created 10 full length works including 4 solo works: If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming, Power Ballad, Working On My Night Moves and Terrapolis. These works have toured extensively throughout NZ and internationally including to the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Mexico and Singapore. Working On My Night Moves began its life as part of magnetic North Rough Mix residency in 2018 and was awarded a prestigious Total Theatre Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as an Auckland Theatre Award for Excellence. This work was most recently presented as part of the acclaimed Melbourne Rising Festival.
Alice Dansey-Wright is an artist and designer with an interdisciplinary practice including mural painting, textiles, set design, jewellery and performance.
Drawing is the driving force behind all of her creative work and she uses the act of drawing as a thinking and figuring-out process as much as the final outcome. Alice’s practice is intuitive, abstract and symbolic and she is fascinated by playing with scale, illusion and trompe l’œil. She often works collaboratively, combining her skills and experience with those of other makers.
ADW Custom is Alice’s garment painting service where she transforms pre-worn pieces and creates limited edition second hand collections.
Katherine Mendelsohn - translator & dramaturg
Translations into English include contemporary francophone plays by writers from Belgium, France, Libya, Québec and Togo. Translations of classics include Jean Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine, a 1970s play by Jean-Michel Ribes, and a Molière short.
Recent writing on theatre includes a programme article on Ionesco for Omar Elerian’s production of The Chairs with Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni at the Almeida Theatre,
Works as a dramaturg for professional writers, creators & translators. Most recently for Mariem Omari on Revolution Days, and as on-site 'Ferryman' Facilitator (traductrice-passeuse) for LE STUDIO EUROPÉEN - international creation residency at La Chartreuse – Villeneuve-lez-
Previously Literary Manager, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and The Gate, London.
Omikemi is a writer, poet, creative mentor workshop facilitator and community organiser. They currently run The Gatherings and work as a freelance writer and editor for DAO. Their recent collaborations include Spare Tyre Theatre, Arika and Serpentine Gallery London.
Pirita Tuisku is a Finnish Dance artist living in Scotland. She has been working as a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher in Finland, Scotland, South Africa and Hong Kong. She is a versatile artist who already has over decade of experience working in different fields in dance. Her passion is to create work that will engage with audiences, emerge with different art forms and bring alive topics from daily life. She gets inspired working in a diverse collaboration with curious and open mindsets. Her own curiosity is about how she can push her own boundaries as a mover. And also on the other hand she has always been interested about other cultures and how that is affecting our dancing. Away from dance, Pirita has a passion in upcycling jewellery making, aerial yoga and learning new languages.