Co-director Kate has been working as a Live Artist since 2011 having previously studied Fine Art focusing primarily on sound and film installations. Her work is still multidisciplinary, she is interested in the total blurring of boundaries between art forms. Kate creates performative installations that interact with the audience, often through intimate one to one encounters.
Kate has shown work, and been curator at [STATE] a platform for live art, and also at TROVE where she was part of the artistic and production team for two years.
She has performed for events including Sluice Art Fair, Spill Festival Ipswich, FemFresh at Queens Mary’s University, Fierce Festival, Junction Festival in the Midlands, ‘Spots’ for Thrust Productions, The Shag and ‘What Audience?’ London, and Tempting Failure in Bristol where she received an emergent artist bursary and also spoke on the Body and Being in Live Art panel.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Kate is passionate about building on the already vibrant art community in giving support and opportunities to emerging local artists and also in bringing artists from afar to the area to work, perform, experience the scenery and to enrich this cauldron of activity that is currently bubbling in a very exciting way.
Co-director Aleks is a Performance artist based in the west midlands. He studied at Aberystwyth University under the guidance of Heike Roms and Jill Greenhalgh. Since finishing university he has worked on a number of various projects and performed in international festivals around Europe.
Aleks was accepted to take part in the Platinum Scheme for emerging artists run by the Fierce company Birmingham. This gave him the opportunity to have mentoring from Kira O’Reilly, Harun Morrison and Laura McDermott. During this time he was accepted on to the IPAH summer camp, Berlin.
He mostly works within the parameters of durational art, often questioning the difference between man and woman and what make himself the person he has become.
His most recent performances include Spill Festival Ipswich, Has it Come to This, Swansea and the International FWD Performance Art Festival, Noseland, Switzerland.
Sebastian H-W (MX:UK) is a live artist based between the West Midlands and the South-East whose work explores identity, memory, technology, interaction and the body, through expanded and experimental approaches to live performances, audience experiences and action-based interventions.
Sebastian is a performer, founding member and producer of CLUSTER BOMB [collective], and curator for their LAUNCH PAD showcase events of [collective] artists and allies. Sebastian is an associate artist at ]performance s p a c e [, an ACME studio artist, studio technician for Alice Anderson and a performer for Geraldine Pilgrim Company and ZU UK, among others.
Sebastian has performed on both a national and international level including the V&A Museum, Artsadmin, Battersea Arts Centre, Chelsea Theatre, Arnolfini Bristol, Hackney WickED Festival, Meinblau Gallery and Gruntaler9 (Berlin, DE), Grace Exhibition Space (NYC, USA) and UABJO (Oaxaca, Mexico). Sebastian received a First Class BA Honours in Performance Writing with Sound Practices from Dartington College of Arts and Falmouth University and is due to start an MA at UEL in Sep 2017
www.sebastianhw.info // @SebastnHW
You can contact Sebastian via firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent graduate Jasmine joined us to assist with the Homegrown project. Her help turned out to be invaluable and we enjoyed working with her so much we have asked her to join the team.