KeepHouse Performance are a PaR company that seek to interrogate autobiography and heritage; particularly in relation to female representation and domesticity. KeepHouse Performance is a company that explores contemporary issues through interdisciplinary approaches. We are keen to record and document our processes in innovative and interactive ways. KeepHouse Performance was founded in 2011 by me and Dr Karen Savage.
Vertical Exchange, (VEX) was founded by Joanna Bucknall & Nigel Tuttle in 2005. We make work that aims to explore the contemporary experience and all the intricate moments that our lives present. We are committed to exercising difficult questions through art in provocative ways, pushing the boundaries of performance both aesthetically and culturally. Our aim is to produce performance work that involves its audiences at a fundamental level in order to offer audiences a truly participative experience. Our works seek to explode the liminal space and engage our participants in liminoid acts.
Image Copyright Gregory Smith 2016
I have been making theatre, live art, performance art and durational works since 2004 and currently work with two different performance companies: KeepHouse Performance & Vertical Exchange Performance Collective. I am an associate artist at the New Theatre Royal, (NTR) in Portsmouth. I have worked with venues such as The Barbican in Plymouth, Camden People’s Theatre, The Basement in Brighton, Performing Arts Centre Lincoln and Battersea Arts Centre. I have also been involved in various programmes with the Live Art Development Agency and Fierce.