Arts Manager | Producer | European Projects Manager | Access Advisor
Nature unleashes inspiration and emotions, imagination and creativity that have no end, just like the blue sky and sea.
Creative Work theme: digital image of an olive tree against light blue background.
Engage and Interact: an immersive electric cello experience (2018-2019)
A research and development project led by Jo-anne Cox, an exceptional cellist and a great person to work with.
The aim is to create a multi-sensory and interactive cello performance, where access features are enhancing the aesthetics of the show and offer new ways for audiences to experience and engage with the performance.
The process is exciting and each step is revealing something beautiful in this project. I am thrilled to work with Jo-anne on this! Below is a short clip from the first development day in autumn 2018:
A new collaboration with shadowgrapher Drew Colby, Finger and Thumb Theatre, for his new production called ‘My Shadow and Me’. The show premiered on 16th September 2017, at Junction, Goole.
We created a lovely trailer, click ‘PLAY’ on the embedded screen below and enjoy! The trailer includes captions.
As the production period drew to its close, we used film to reflect on and evaluate the work, ‘shadows’ development and the how the relationship with Junction grew stronger over the years. One of the benefits of film is that’s it makes it easier to share our thoughts! Click here to watch the short film (captions included!).
Shadowgraphy – or “cinema in silhouette” as some may call it – is an artform that presents audiences mesmerising and playful performances by creating shadow images of anyone and anything using the performer’s hands: “in Drew Colby’s hands the artform is a source of comedy, beauty and wonder.”
For updates on the show, you can contact me directly here.
In September 2014 I initiated a new collaboration with filmpro limited, called filmpro lates and which was part of the e First Thursdays scheme in East London. Every month for one evening filmpro‘s former Hoxton studio turned into a small digital art gallery, showcasing new, experimental work by Associate Artists and more.
This was a new collaborative production and curatorial journey in partnership with filmpro ltd. For me it was the next step forward in my relationship with artists: work with them to materialise their artistic vision. With support from filmpro, we were able to provide artists a safe and accessible platform to present work, test it before audiences and feed the results back into their creative process.
Read the article in the Access by Design journal, issue 144, published by the Centre for Accessible Environments in PDF and WORD (text only)
COnscription was a multimedia installation by digital artist Caglar Kimyoncu, inspired by stories from Turkey exploring the call-up to military service for people who don’t ‘fit the mould’. An immersive exhibition was presented at the Old Truman Brewery in East London in May 2013, complemented by two public events: an Artist Talk and a panel discussion.
An exciting production that turned the filmpro office into a busy beehive for 8 months. My role was the Production Co-ordinator.
A site specific multichannel electro-acoustic composition with dance, presented at Deptford Town Hall on 9th August 2012.
Epoché was a collaborative project by Luca Nasciuti and Marie Brenneis.
During this mesmerizing performance, I expanded my creative skills as the Second Camera Operator. A warm ‘thank you’ to Zeynep Dagli, the Camera Operator and Editor, for inviting me to this suprisingly new territory! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
A collaborative project between Greek deaf young people, supported by the Schinarakis Studies Centre, and members from the Greek Scouts (local Haydari group in Athens).
A fun short film in both spoken and sign language was produced at the end of the project, in the style of an old silent movie, which featured participants giving their own interpretation of the well known ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fairy tale and sending out their message on social inclusion.
Following two years of planting the seed, I initiated this project by advising and encouraging the relevant parties to work together and learn from each other. Young participants, with support form their ‘no-so-young’ leaders, amazed everyone with their inspired fresh approach, enthusiasm and a very amusing short film!
A performance in Greek Sign Language, presented before a mixture of deaf and hearing audiences as part of the Schinarakis Studies Centre showcase and public programming.
The show on stage was a signed version of the then popular song ‘Eimai Kala’ (meaning ‘I’m ok!’) aiming to entertain as well as to raise awareness about the Greek Sign Language. Ria and I are on stage, wearing tops that write ‘I’m ok!’ with the added handshapes of each letter in the sign language. After the performance we were told that it was amusing both visually and audibly. We believed them!
A very joyful short project that had it all: directing, choreographing, performing, designing the set and props,
Click below to view photos from Eimai Kala! (I’m ok!) (2006)