DIRECTOR / DESIGNER
David works in collaboration with artists, composers and writers; he creates highly reflective, immersive environments that explore the relationship between high and low technologies – including video, light and sound. He is interested in how audiences engage both physically and conceptually with performance. He explores audience engagement by creating intimate, and at times spectacular, art and performance installations.
David’s work operates as a hybrid between fine art and performance practice. Recent works include ‘and it all comes down to this…’ (2012), winner of the World Stage Design award for Installation, If anyone wonders why rocks breakdown (2011), VOID (2010) Leeds Light Night and video design for Beacons (2010), EMPAC New York and UK Tour.
James is an artist, composer and researcher whose practice explores the dialogue between music and sound art.
Most recent works include Living Symphonies (2014), Tactus (2012, ongoing), Maelstrom, created in collaboration with Daniel Jones (2011, ongoing), and This Is Where You Got To When You Came In (Bush Theatre, 2011), created with artist group Non Zero One. Other large-scale works include Variable 4 (2009, ongoing), created in collaboration with Daniel Jones, an ongoing series of installations resulting from a commission and artist residency from Aldeburgh Music (May 2011),and a PRSF Live Connections award (May 2010). His work has been exhibited at various galleries and sites, including the Barbican Centre (Maelstrom, 2011), The Queen Elizabeth Hall (Equal Temperance, 2009), the Southbank Centre (Kindertransport, 2010), the London Festival of Architecture (X Street, 2010) and the UK Young Artists Festival (Connection Failed, 2010).
Kamal read Architecture at Cambridge University. He has appeared on both stage and screen, including the BBC dramas Five Days II, The Syndicate and Doctors and recently Muslamic Love Story by Nick Ahad produced by DepArts. Alongside his acting career Kamal has been simultaneously developing his writing. He undertook the Royal Court Young Writers programme led by Mike Bartlett and recently was funded to participate in The Arvon Foundation Writing For TV residential course led by David Allison/ Chloe Moss/ Paul Abbot. From this, he was invited to the BBC Writer’s Festival as part of the Skylight initiative for emerging young writers. Kamal recently graduated reading a Masters in TV Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Alex read Drama at the University of Exeter. He has created immersive and intimate performances and enjoys the challenges of making work in alternative spaces including; abandoned houses, hotel rooms, nightclubs and on Exeter city streets. His work focuses on the audience experience and encompasses both large scale performance and one-on-one encounters.
Alex has worked as a Creative Intern for Punchdrunk on ‘The Drowned Man’ (National Theatre co-production, 2013) and as a scene director for You Me Bum Bum Train (2012). Alex has recently joined the JMK Directors Programme at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
ARTIST AND ENGINEERS: ARRON SMITH
(Digital Consultant and Engineer)
Artists and Engineers is a multi-disciplinary production company offering technology and production services to artists, brands and cultural institutions. We bring together experience in engineering, film production, events, digital, software and the arts to help people realise complex projects. We love to facilitate great ideas – using our in-house engineering and production skills combined with a close-knit group of specialists. Based in a renovated hospital building in east London, the A&E studio is a creative hub that brings together artists, inventors and creators of all kinds. This is the ideal environment for recognising and nurturing emerging talent and offering exciting new approaches. www.artistsandengineers.co.uk