We are thrilled to commission and collaborate with a range of artists working across disciplines. Here of some of our recent associate artists.
Krystal Banzon graduated with a BA in Government and Women’s Studies from Smith College, and an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications, focusing on performance and technology/new media from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She produced a strand of the Tamasha online Gallery, commissioning six international artists to create work that connects our small lives to a larger one.
Kuldip Powar is an award winning film director who has worked on various film projects exploring the British South Asian experience. He collaborated with Nitin Sawhney and Goldmiths University on his film Unravelling - a journey into war, memory and loss. Other projects include Kabhie Ritz Kabhie Palladium, Remembrance and For The Record - The Social Life of Indian Vinyl In Southall. He has contributed several video works to the Small Lives, Global Ties Gallery, and is co-leading the Small Lives Global Ties Writers Group with writer and performance poet Avaes Mohammad.
Fin Kennedy is an award-winning playwright who specialises in working with London’s inner city communities. His play How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found won the 2006 John Whiting Award. Fin writes regularly for teenagers; Locked In and We Are Shadows were toured nationally by Half Moon Theatre. Since 2007 Fin has been writer-in-residence at Mulberry School in Tower Hamlets, where he is co-founder of Mulberry Theatre Company. All four of Fin’s plays for Mulberry were published this year in The Urban Girl’s Guide To Camping and Other Plays, Nick Hern Books’ first ever volume of work created by a writer embedded in an urban school. Along with Tanya Singh, he led the Mulberry School Writers' Attachment Scheme.
Tanya Singh is an interdisciplinary artist working across new writing, performance and moving image and currently a filmmaker-in-residence at Mulberry School for Girls. She worked as an assistant curator in artists’ moving image (LUX, no.w.here, Tate Modern), an assistant director (Slumdog Millionaire, Shifty, Cooking with Stella, Island) and a music promo editor (Warp Records). Her video work has been screened at the ICA, East End Film Festival and on Channel 4 (Stranger) and her theatre-based work performed at Laban, CSSD, Hampstead Theatre, the Market Estate Project, Southwark Playhouse and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Along with Fin Kennedy, she led the Mulberry School Writers' Attachment Scheme.
Avaes Mohammad is an established playwright, poet and performer. In 2005 he was recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award for his poem Bhopal, broadcast as part of the BBC’s commemoration of the Bhopal gas disaster. Works for theatre have included In God We Trust and Shadow Companion. He has also written Bora Bistrah for Radio 3, as well as the BBC co-produced short film Take It Slow. Avaes participated in the Tamasha New Writing course, is co-leading the Small Lives Global Ties Writers Group, and is currently under full commission for Tamasha, having had his play Zindabad showcased as part of the Propeller festival. See Avaes's poem I'll Explain What I can on our online gallery.
Sheila Hayman is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning filmmaker and novelist based in London. Since 2004, she has run Write for Life, the creative writing programme of the Medical Foundation, the UK's only charity dedicated to working with torture victims.
See Sheila's video commision for forthcoming Tamasha production The Arrival on our online gallery.
Oswaldo Macia's artwork seeks to question assumptions about knowledge and perception. "Throughout my sound-sculptures, smell-sculptures, videos and installations I aim to create encounters that initiate and reflect upon multiple relationships with what-is-believed-to-be-reality. My artistic practice sets out to complicate what-we-think-we-know by offering counter-perceptions in proposals to look harder, listen more acutely and pay attention to the sense of smell in order to think deeper about the structures of knowledge we rely on to construct that which is taken for knowledge." See Oswaldo's commision for forthcoming Tamasha production The Arrival on our online gallery. www.oswaldomacia.com
Andrea Milde is a rehearsal researcher and applied linguist at the interface of spoken communication and the arts, with expertise in the field of conversations in rehearsals, performance and other artistic creative processes. In her PhD (University of Sheffield, 2006) she investigated the transition from artistic written text (scripts) into artistic spoken text and developed an approach to the analysis of spoken artistic productions—a method for researching drama processes and theatre practice. She has carried out several research projects on spoken communication and spoken text production during drama and radio-play productions, and her special field is the communication between actors and directors. She also works as a drama consultant (www.linguistics-in-drama.com), and is currently Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication, DEPS, King’s College London. Read Andrea's study of Intracultural practice from observing Kristine here