Bongsu Park – Director
Bongsu Park is London based Korean artist. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts, UK and at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France. She has exhibited internationally in both solo and group shows including The Moving Image Istanbul, Barcelona LOOP Festival, Bermondsey Project Space, Camden Arts Centre, Gyungnam Art Museum in Changwon, South Korea. Bongsu Park’s practice involves video, live performance, site-specific installation, sculpture and drawing.
The artist’s most recent body of work focuses on collaborations with choreographers and live performances where audience participation is becoming more central.
What unifies her work is a sustained and developing interest in the cycle of life: the fundamental questions of birth and death, growth and decay.
Amit Rai Sharma – Sound Director
Amit Rai Sharma is a musician, composer and sound artist based in London. His sound practice is informed both by his education in Fine Art and Applied Psychology. When working in collaboration with other artists, the sound is used to create additional ‘spaces’ for the audience. These created ‘spaces’ hold further entry points to the work for the audience, and allow for additional dialogues with the work overall.
Amit is currently working on an on-going long-distance collaboration titled ‘Letters’ with an artist in Taiwan (started June 2016). Most recently he has performed and installed work at The Muse Gallery in JUL 2017, Four Corners Gallery in DEC 2016, St. Mary Magdalene Church & Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery in AUG 2016 (in a previous collaboration with Bongsu Park), and the Old Truman Brewery in OCT 2015.
Oliver Curtis – Digital Image Co-Ordinator
Oliver Curtis is an internationally renowned cinematographer and photographer. His diverse output includes feature films, commercials, artist collaborations and solo photographic shows. In 2016 an exhibition of his solo photographic project VOLTE-FACE was held at the Royal Geographical Society in London and garnered reviews globally.
Stephanie McMann – Performance
Stephanie McMann is a dance artist from London. She works predominantly as a performer/collaborator for both live work and film with dance makers including long-term collaborator Roberta Jean, Theo Clinkard, Dan Canham (Still House), Damien Jalet, Hussein Chalayan, Seke Chimutengewende, Maresa Von Stockert (Tilted Productions), New Art Club and Jamila Johnson-Small amongst others. While continuing to work on her solo practice, Stephanie is also a performance/rehearsal director for dance, theatre and circus companies across the UK, as well as establishing a movement-direction/mentoring practice for independent dance makers and within the fashion industry. Stephanie is currently a Sadler’s Wells Summer University artist under Jonathan Burrows and teaches professionally across the UK and France. As of 2016, she is co-artistic director of the dancer-led commissioning project Nora with Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. She is also developing a duet practice in collaboration with Laura Dannequin for a new work ‘Making Each Other Possible’.
Letitia Wilkinson – Performance
Letitia Wilkinson was born in London and graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School with a First Class BA Hons. She first started dancing Hip-Hop and currently dances Argentine Tango and trains in Capoeira. She has recently worked on projects with Hofesh Shechter Company, Hannah Meraki Dance, in immersive theatre with Reuben Feel’s and featured in various music video’s choreographed by Alexandra Green Dance.’
Clara Indrani – Performance
Clara Indrani was born in London and spent 10 years growing up in Sri-Lanka. She trained as an actor at LAMDA graduating in 2011. Since this time she has performed on stage, screen and is a video game voice actor. Recently she has stared in ITVs Vera, ITVs Marcella and completed an international tour playing the title role in the award nominated play, Happy Birthday Sunita.
Charlie Collins – Music
Charlie Collins is a creative percussionist, free polyrhythmic drummer, and sound artist, based in the UK. His work continues to explore the boundaries between pure sound and rhythm, frequently incorporating metal percussion and free improvisation. Early recordings for cult labels Industrial, Fetish, and Doublevision were soon followed by collaborations with many of the pioneers of free improvisation, while his interest in East Asian percussion and rhythm technique is displayed in current work with Ryoko Akama, komungo player Eun-Jung Kim, pianist Yoko Miura, Butoh dancer Tsukasa Kamidate, and visual artist Bongsu Park. He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top Of The Pops.
Eun-Jung Kim – Music
Eun-Jung Kim is a leading exponent of the komungo, the traditional Korean fretted long-board zither. She studied traditional music and performance at Chonnam National University, Korea, ethnomusicology at The University of Sheffield, UK, and komungo under master Mu-Gil Kim. Since then she has reached out to incorporate other cultures and contemporary techniques, while abiding by the tenets of Korean performance, most notably in her long standing duo with percussionist Charlie Collins. She has collaborated with numerous other performers, including Steve Beresford, Terry Day, oud player John Jasnoch, and tabla virtuoso John Ball.
She continues to give solo recitals, while her more experimental music has been released on Linear Obsessional, Classwar Karaoke, and Found Property.