ORIGINS comes from a place which questions mortality and being, its subtlety in symbol and action invites audience to participate in a sacrificial ritual which transcends into the political.
Nicola Hunter & Jon John were awarded the Artist’s International Development Fund by the Arts Council and British Council in July 2012. Their collaboration seeked to develop new works based on common themes in their practice, such as transcendental ritual, love and magick, intertwined with poetic sensibilities. Both Hunter and John both utilise the body as site and material as a vehicle for expression, provoking a journey from tenderness to brutality via beauty and decay.
Born in North East England (UK), Nicola Hunter has been performing and showing work nationally and internationally since 2007, performing within programmes such as Momentum Festival (Brussels), ]performance s p a c e[ (London), Inbetween Time Festival (Bristol), City of Women (Ljubljana) and SPILL National Platform (Ipswitch).
Jon John (sadly passed away in 2017) was a French artist who lived and worked in Berlin and London, he worked with video, installation and most notably performance nationally and internationally for over 10 years at such venues as The Horse Hospital, (London), Rise Berlin, (Berlin), La Flaq Gallerie, (Paris) and most recently at Folie Culture, (Quebec City, Canada). His performances provoke, enlighten and move the audience. Jon John was the owner of AKA Berlin & London and has collaborated with artists such as Ron Athey, Kiril Bikov, Juana Diaz and Emmanuel Lacoste.
Rest in Peace JJ
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