For more than forty years, Caroline has run her own practice exploring objects that come into contact with and interact with the body. Starting with jewellery, the work has developed into larger scale work, exploring outer extents of the body as seen through light, shadows and reflections and movement. Significant elements of her work include the use of historic buildings as both inspiration and location, and collaborations with choreographers build intimate and highly charged atmospheres in dance performances.
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.
Caroline is Professor Emerita at Central Saint Martins. In 2017 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council.
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.
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).
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.