Caroline comes from a background in applied arts. Over her 30 year career she has gained a reputation for her use of clothing as metaphor and more recently, her distinctive installations.
Her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally including Hayward Gallery, London; Kunsthaus, Bergen, Norway; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco and the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. In 1997 she won the Jerwood Prize for Textiles and in 2004, the Textiles Open, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
She has lately become concerned with the architectural aspects of her installations, for example, Still Light 1999, in which threads from a window to a floor mark out the shaft of light coming in, and Breathing Space, 2005, York St Mary’s, which offered two different experiences of the low ceiling of fabric which covered the entire former church – from under and from above.
She has collaborated with choreographers in the past, including Rosemary Lee on Stranded (a South Bank commission, 1991).
Caroline is Reader in Textiles and Jewellery at Middlesex University, and is a regular Professor at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg.
Nathaniel Rackowe is based in London, and creates exhibitions and installations in the UK and internationally that combine artiﬁcial light and structure in works that animate architectural spaces. Notable projects and solo exhibitions include: MD3, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (2014), The Consequence of Light, Bodson Gallery, Brussels (2014), Dynamo. A century of light and movement in art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris (2013), , Residency and public sculpture Back Cube at Den Frie Institution, Copenhagen (2013), Black Beacon, Calvin Klein, New York (2011), BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (2011, 2007), Delﬁna Foundation, London (2010), Galerie Almine Rech, Paris (2008). Rackowe has a permanent public sculpture in Victoria, London.
Nic Sandiland is a UK based artist whose work explores new choreographic forms through installation, performance and film. He originally trained as an electronics engineer before studying dance and performance in the late 80s.
Over the past 20 years he has made movement-based works focusing on simple pedestrian choreography. He is particularly interested in engaging the everyday movements of the viewer in a choreographic context and since 2000 has increasingly employed interactive digital technology to do this. Recent work has drawn on cinematic techniques, such as slow motion and moving camera mechanisms as ways to elevate the mundane and often overlooked choreography of everyday life.
He has made work in London, Europe and South East Asia and has presented at theatres, art galleries, and many unusual venues. His film work has been shown worldwide and has been regularly broadcast on UK TV (Channel 4). His work has been commissioned by such organisations as: the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Arts Centre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Artsdepot and he is a regular collaborator with choreographers Yael Flexer and Rosemary Lee. He has also worked as an interactive technology designer with companies such as Station House Opera and artists Gary Stevens and Imogen Stidworthy.
Nic has taught workshops on digital technology and dance around the World including: Bangalore, India and Seoul, South Korea. He also taught video production for 10 years at London Contemporary Dance School (MA dance for camera) and is currently a senior lecturer in fine art at Middlesex University.
Stine trained at the Trinity Laban Centre for Movement and Dance. She has performed with Candoco Dance Company for 6 years, working with such choreographers as Fin Walker, Stephen Petronio, Javier de Frutos and Doug Elkins. Stine has previously danced with Jeremy James & Company, BANK-project 2004, Catherine Seymour and Angela Woodhouse. She is currently Co-Artistic director of Candoco Dance Company.
David completed a BA Hons in Dramatic Arts at Bretton Hall before training in dance at the Trinity Laban Centre. He has danced professionally for a number of choreographers including Lloyd Newson, Wayne McGregor, Richard Alston and participated in the first BANK Project with Siobhan Davies Dance Company.
Since 2002 he has been working with dance and video and was an associate artist at The Place Dance Theatre. David worked with Angela Woodhouse on Court for Sadler’s Wells in 2006.
Martina Conti (1984) is originally from the Republic of San Marino. She trained in contemporary dance at Trinity Laban. She worked as performer with theatre directors Firenza Guidi and Silvia Costa, and is actively involved in the Italian experimental theatre and dance scene. She has presented her work as choreographer and performance artist at the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe, Santarcangelo Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce (Genova), Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz), World Event Young Artists. She is also part of Little Constellation, network of contemporary art focussed on geo-cultural micro-areas and small states of Europe, and of A Natural Oasis, a group of artists and cultural researchers selected for Mediterranea 15. Her previous collaborations with Angela Woodhouse include Fine Line (2006), Sighted (2009) and Between (2011).
Henrietta has worked as a dancer for theatre, film and installations with Rosemary Lee Projects, Ricochet Dance Productions, Angela Woodhouse, Yolande Snaith Theatre dance and in her early career for Russell Maliphant and Diversions Dance Company. She has made choreographic work since 1999 and formed a choreographic collective in 2004, The Dog Kennel Hill Project, with dancers Ben Ash and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta. Henrietta has worked collaboratively with visual artists, including 2 films for Daria Martin; a theatre piece directed with visual artist Matti Braun (Germany) and a site specific performance with artist Polonca Lovsin (Slovenia). Henrietta currently teaches choreography at Laban.
Alice Labant was born in France where she trained at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse of La Rochelle. In 2014 she graduated with a First Class Degree in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban and won the Marion North Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance. Based in London she has since performed for Charles Linehan, Marina Collard, Vania Gala and Jayne Port amongst others. Alice has strong interest in other art fields working in collaboration with jewellery designers, theatre directors, visual artists, video makers and musicians in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and France. Since early 2016, she has been part of Medeber Teatro in London and collaborates with Elia Patrizi in Berlin while developing her own creative research.
Vanio Papadelli is a movement artist working across the fields of release and postmodern dance, contact improvisation and experimental and physical theatre. She has performed and collaborated with an eclectic mix of individual artists and companies including Song of the Goat Theatre, Angela Woodhouse, aswespeakproject, Athletes of the Heart Lab, Alex Crowe, and Nesreen Nabil Hussein. Her work as a performance maker questions issues of memory and vulnerability and has travelled in Greece, Beirut, Egypt, and the UK. Since 2013, she has been collaborating with the performance artist Tania Batzoglou for the project CANDID, that explores long-lasting female friendships and is intended to repeat itself at least once a year, as a life-long performance ritual. Vanio holds a Practice-Based PhD and teaches at Goldsmiths and Rose Bruford College.