Death and the Sissy by Nando Messias

Death and the Sissy by Nando Messias

Commissioned by Artsadmin Where 4 Roads Meet: Death and the Sissy marks the culmination of provocative performance-maker Nando Messias’ decade-long Sissy trilogy, facing up to the social disappearance of the sissy and the violent fatality that's inherently at stake in the queer condition. The scene is a roundabout where four roads meet, a site of memory, death and rebirth. What is the Sissy's legacy? How can it be mourned? What is discarded? Alongside the performance stands a Museum of the

DeadClub

DeadClub

Commissioned by The Place This new show by Requardt & Rosenberg, creators of Electric Hotel, Motor Show and The Roof, will be at The Place In a shift from their previous spectacular outdoor collaborations, Requardt & Rosenberg create an up-close experience for a limited audience, informed by psychological research into memory distortion. They’ll take out the seats, build a new stage, and get the audience right into the middle of the whole mess. DeadClub™ is open to those who are not dead yet.

Acosta Danza - Sadlers Wells

Acosta Danza - Sadlers Wells

Commissioned by the Sadlers Wells I recently been commissioned by the Sadler’s Wells to create a series of images to fundraise toward the restoration of a School of Ballet in Havana as the Carlos Acosta Dance Centre. The building has been mostly unoccupied since its construction almost fifty years ago and has been damaged by tropical storms and flooding from the nearby river. In recent years, the Cuban authorities have carried out restoration works and the building is

Medea - The Place

Medea - The Place

Commissioned by The Place London Medea returns from history. This time, she’s telling her side of the story The stage is set for a gig – a micro phone, a bank of speakers, and smoke hanging in the air. A figure in an extraordinary gown emerges from the shadows. This is Medea – returned from history to tell us her version of events.

Hussein Chalayan - Gravity Fatigue

Hussein Chalayan - Gravity Fatigue

Commissioned by by the Sadlers Wells Hussein Chalayan is an internationally renowned fashion designer and artist whose collections are known for innovative design, bold use of technology and elegant minimalism. He was named British Designer of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and has designed costumes for Sidi Larbi

Have your circumstances changed?

Have your circumstances changed?

Commissioned by Artangel Director Lu Kemp worked on Have Your Circumstances Changed? in collaboration with older men from Islington and Elena Peña, Cis O’Boyle, Ben Lewis and Jamie Vartan. The performances emerged from a specially developed cookery school run by chef and actor, Paul Cawley. Project partners Age UK Islington, St Luke’s Community Centre and Vital Arts invited older men from their networks to attend basic cookery classes at St Luke’s Cookery

Demonstrating The World

Demonstrating The World

Commissioned by Unlimited Designed to be presented in city centre shopping areas, ‘Demonstrating the World’ takes the form of a durational public intervention

Liz Carr - Assisted Suicide

Liz Carr - Assisted Suicide

Commissioned by the Southbank Centre Disabled activist, actor and comedian Liz Carr, well known for her role as forensic scientist Clarissa Mullery in BBC TV’s Silent Witness, has chosen the spectacular world of musical theatre as the place to explore the complex and controversial subject of assisted suicide in her new show Assisted Suicide: The Musical. The show returns to the Royal Festival Hall.

HERE IS NOT THE PLACE FOR NOSTALGIA

HERE IS NOT THE PLACE FOR NOSTALGIA

Commissioned by Spill Festival A sensory, tactile, cinematic experience; incorporating film, sculpture and durational live performance. Focusing on issues surrounding objectification of the female body, warped desire, excess and artifice. Set in an adult fairy tale host environment, personal nostalgic memories become the catalyst for fragmented narratives that are ceremonially theatrical, explicit and raw in their disturbing detail.

I Am Not Myself These Days

I Am Not Myself These Days

Commissioned by Fuel Production I Am Not Myself These Days Written and performed by Tom Stuart Adapted from the autobiography by Josh Kilmer-Purcell Directed by Nick Bagnall

The Lounge by Inspector Sands

The Lounge by Inspector Sands

Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse China Plate presents THE LOUNGE By Inspector Sands Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse Supported by South Street Reading and Artsdepot

Unlimited Festival

Unlimited Festival

Commissioned by the Southbank Centre September sees the much­-anticipated return of Unlimited – Southbank Centre’s festival that celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists.

The Spalding Suite

The Spalding Suite

Commissioned by Fuel Productions A new physical theatre show inspired by the UK’s basketball sub-culture.

Duckie - Le Gateau Chocolat

Duckie - Le Gateau Chocolat

Commissioned by The Sick of the Fringe Festival Voted by Time Out London as one of its Top 10 Cabaret Stars, Le Gateau Chocolat is a one-man musical phenomenon who has received universal praise and acclaim for both his

Telegraph Magazine - Gravity Fatigue

Telegraph Magazine - Gravity Fatigue

Some of the images created for the Gravity Fatigue by Hussein Chalayan have been published on a 6 spread article on the Telegraph Magazine. This is not the first time the commissioned images from the Sadler's Wells get used on editorial.

R.I.O.T. by Panic Lab

R.I.O.T. by Panic Lab

A comic book come to life in highly physical dance theatre. In a world of blockbuster adaptations and endless reboots, four performers dream of being awesome. Playing superheroes, they are caught in a series of conflicts which are both personal, and intricately political.

‘Margaret Sandbach – A Tragedy'

‘Margaret Sandbach – A Tragedy'

A commission by Cardiff-based production company Truth Department to create images specific to the site of the ruins of Hafodunos in Wales. This was for the publication ’Margaret Sandbach – A Tragedy in Marble and Ink’, by Mark Baker & Dewi Gregory. The project was based on the life of Victorian poet Margaret Sandbach, who was modelled by the artist Michelle Outram. Find out more more about the project and order a copy of the book here. A project commissioned by the Arts Council for Wales and

Bruce Nauman - Tate Modern

Bruce Nauman - Tate Modern

The Unilever Series: Bruce Nauman: Raw Materials (Tate Modern)

Comeback Special by Greg Wohead

Comeback Special by Greg Wohead

Jam sessions, patter with a Southern drawl, big dance numbers, and a bit of sweat: this is a re-enactment of Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special. But not how you might expect.

FLYING SOLO by Manjeet Man

FLYING SOLO by Manjeet Man

“Running keeps me sane, It’s about keeping myself on track, gives me a purpose, gives me a reason to live.” The past is gone, but as soon as Amber gives it thought, she brings it back into the present moment. Days spent keeping her parents apart, stopping one from killing the other, sisters that paired up- alone and unimportant, until she 'started' on Gemma Griffin in the school playground. That made her feel strong, really fucking strong.

Vesper Time – Stacy Makishi

Vesper Time – Stacy Makishi

Vesper Time offers an ‘evening prayer’, a high-spirited and playful reflection on ageing and on acting before it is too late. Subverting fragments of Hollywood blockbusters with the existential undercurrents of Moby Dick, Makishi draws on her former training as a missionary and stand-up comic in this subversive sermon about loss and living life to the full.

Our Carnal Hearts by Rachel Mars

Our Carnal Hearts by Rachel Mars

Our Carnal Hearts is a gleeful, thrilling and murky celebration of envy, competitive spirits and all the times we screw each other over. Performed with a live surround-sound choral score, composed by Louise Mothersole, it comes to the Albany after sell-out shows in the US and across the UK.

Opera for the Unknown Woman Salons

Opera for the Unknown Woman Salons

Written, directed and co-composed by award winning sound artist, Melanie Wilson, with critically acclaimed Polish composer Katarina Glowicka; Opera for the Unknown Woman is a bold re-imagining of the operatic form, weaving together theatre, contemporary classical music, electronics and film. The talented ensemble includes Patricia Rozario OBE and Adey Grummet (Jerry Springer the Opera, Mr Burns).

Anne Bean - Coleman Project Space

Anne Bean - Coleman Project Space

Coleman Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Anne Bean that have grown out of her film-performance project ‘Night Chant’ – originally conceived for the Whitechapel gallery’s 2015 symposium ‘Performance and Politics in 1970s’. Bean is interested in the different ways artists have been influenced over the years by the permissive space that performance art has provided. ‘Night Chant’ is a short film that explores her personal connections with five artists who sadly, and

Fuel Theatre 10th Anniversary

Fuel Theatre 10th Anniversary

Birthday Cards: A collaboration with Manuel Vason “When thinking of celebrating 10 years of Fuel, it was clear the only way to do that was to let the projects we produce speak for themselves. We have created a season of live performances, digital projects and events to celebrate our birthday. We have also commissioned a special limited edition set of photographs by artist Manuel Vason. We wanted to celebrate all the people wth whom we will continue to make incredible, creative ideas a reality i

Jo Bannon, Alba

Jo Bannon, Alba

I was born on the day the Pope came to Coventry, my home town. In my family this unexpected appearance was perceived as a blessing. A sublime gift.” Influenced by her experience as a person with albinism, Jo Bannon uses blinding light, proximity, movement and sound to create an extraordinary visual poem.

Unlimited Festival, Southbank Centre

Unlimited Festival, Southbank Centre

The Unlimited commissions celebrate the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale. In 2013, Shape and Artsadmin were awarded funding by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012 to deliver a new three-year programme with key partners including Southbank Centre, British Council, Disability Arts Online and DaDaFest. Between 2014 and 2016, the Unlimited programme will once again support disabled artists creating extraordinary work.

Foxy and Husk, Fox Symphony

Foxy and Husk, Fox Symphony

Foxy and Husk gather together a medley of strangers in a beautiful and probing contemplation on class, community and the dream of a perfect nation. Using lip-synced stories alongside their trademark song, dance and interactive film, Foxy imagines a portrait of contemporary Britain in an increasingly globalised world.

Meet Me At The Albany

Meet Me At The Albany

Meet Me At The Albany By Manuel Vason

Clod Ensemble – Zero, Sadler’s Wells

Clod Ensemble – Zero, Sadler’s Wells

Set to an original score played live by a band of acclaimed musicians and featuring an explosive cast of performers, Clod Ensemble’s latest work is a turbulent mix of dance, music and visual theatre. Zero is a world where nothing is certain – where women can be tigers and men can be snakes.

Splat!

Splat!

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein’s latest gigantasaurus spectacularus masterpiece explores how women are often portrayed as victims, and how that’s like really cool, because like people really don’t realize how much I suffer sometimes because I’m a woman. But actually it’s about how, as women, we have the choice to choose and actually I can be my own hero, ya know?

A Field of Vision - Barbican

A Field of Vision - Barbican

Jo Bannon in collaboration with Manuel Vason. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin A Field of Vision is a series of three portraits made in collaboration with people with visual impairments exploring the intricacies of how we look and how we are looked at. Working with photographer Manuel Vason, I have collaborated with Neil Harbisson, Jane Klemen and Simon Webb, to create individual portraits which attempt to convey both how they see the world and, as the subj

The Albany

The Albany

Publicity commission for Yam, Yam! Festival www.thealbany.org.uk

Numéro Magazine - Gareth Pugh

Numéro Magazine - Gareth Pugh

Manuel Vason/ StudioRadar was commissioned to create a memorable image in collaboration with one of the most talented UK fashion designer. www.numero-magazine.com

Figs in Wigs

Figs in Wigs

figsinwigs.com

Tate Directors’ Portraits

Tate Directors’ Portraits

The PR management at Tate commissioned Manuel Vason/StudioRadar to create a portrait of each Tate director. A part from authority and confidence the images wanted to portrait the directors in interacting with one of their favourite artwork of the Tate collection.

Chloé Déchery – A Duet Without You

Chloé Déchery – A Duet Without You

“One never talks so well to someone as when they’re absent. Or, to put it in another way, one never talks so well and so clearly to you as when they’re not in the room with you.” A Duet Without You is a solo performance trying (and inevitably failing) to be a duet.

Juliet Lewis - Jalouse Magazine

Juliet Lewis - Jalouse Magazine

Juliet Lewis – Jalouse Magazine ​ Jalouse Magazine commissioned Manuel Vason to shot Juliet Lewis in LA

Pete Edwards

Pete Edwards

Pete is a writer, performance artist and workshop facilitator. These images were commissioned for his new website: www.petetheartist.co.uk

Exposure  by Jo Bannon

Exposure by Jo Bannon

Exposure is the beginning of an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. This intimate one to one performance is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves – to ourselves, to another, with another.

Clod Ensemble – An Anatomie Trailer

Clod Ensemble – An Anatomie Trailer

Set to an original score featuring live strings, percussion and bagpipes, An Anatomie in Four Quarters celebrates the physical structure of the bodies we inhabit and the ways we attempt to see, define, contain, name and value them.

Clod Ensemble – An Anatomie

Clod Ensemble – An Anatomie

Set to an original score featuring live strings, percussion and bagpipes, An Anatomie in Four Quarters celebrates the physical structure of the bodies we inhabit and the ways we attempt to see, define, contain, name and value them.

Sadler’s Wells Theatre – Varmints

Sadler’s Wells Theatre – Varmints

Varmints is the brand new children’s dance theatre show, which tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever.

Clod Ensemble – Silver Swan

Clod Ensemble – Silver Swan

Silver Swan is a piece of music for seven unaccompanied female singers, written by Paul Clark. Taking two simple 17th Century songs by John Smith and William Lawes, the piece weaves their melodies into a dense and beautifully haunting texture.

Sadlers Wells, Questions and Dancers

Sadlers Wells, Questions and Dancers

Image commissioned by Sadler’s Wells Theatre Lilian Baylis Studio Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 9 Feb 2013 – 9 Feb 2013 The Choreography for Children Award (CfC) was set up in 2010 by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and The Place to support new dance and movement-led work made especially for young audiences.

Empress Stah in Space

Empress Stah in Space

Empress Stah in Space is part of an ongoing project with a long-term ambition; to create a performance in outer space. As part of this research, Empress Stah has floated in ‘Zero Gravity’ and made a film as ‘The Stah Ship Trooper’.

Carnesky’s Tarot Drome

Carnesky’s Tarot Drome

Presented at The Old Vic Tunnels in London, in September 2012. More information on carneskystarotdrome.com

Peggy Shaw and Clod Ensemble – MUST

Peggy Shaw and Clod Ensemble – MUST

Must is a poetic look at what it feels like to have a body. It excavates the memories and images contained in the joints and layers of bone. Peggy Shaw is a self-made independent performer, writer, teacher, producer from New York.

ID Magazine - The Circus Story

ID Magazine - The Circus Story

ID Magazine – Nadja Auerman

ID Magazine – Nadja Auerman

I was honored to work with Nadja Auerman for ID Magazine. I remember working with her while I was assisting Helmut Newton.

Du Sol School of Acrobatic

Du Sol School of Acrobatic

Studio Radar has been commissioned to create an exhibition of work with the best school of contortion in UK. The body form has always been Manuel Vason’s favourite subject and the contorted body of young students has been an incredible project to work on... An exhibition of work was a great way to promote the activities of this unique school.

Practice – Nicola Conibere

Practice – Nicola Conibere

(70mins stage version / 3 hours installation version) Performers: Helka Kaski and Neil Callaghan Practice is an intimate exploration into what makes bodies look familiar or strange. Through elaborate costume, peculiar interactions and useless dance two performers create states spanning the quiet, curious and carefree.

Sadlers Wells – Shoes – Sunday Times

Sadlers Wells – Shoes – Sunday Times

**** “Foot-lickingly good fun. As an evening out, it’s kicking” TIME OUT’S SHOW OF THE WEEK **** “It’s shiny, exuberant and consciously naughty. A high-spirited night out” THE INDEPENDENT A celebration of one of the greatest passions of the modern age, Shoes is a song and dance spectacular that takes audiences on a journey from the lows of the croc via the agony and ecstasy of the stiletto, to the highs of the platform boot. Fresh from the pen of Richard Thomas (co-creator of Jerry Springer –

Magic War by Marisa Carnesky

Magic War by Marisa Carnesky

Magic War invited audiences into the session of a secret society. You were invited to the bizarre ritual, but could they trust their own eyes? All is clearly not as it seems. The creation of Marisa Carnesky, this was a strange and fantastical world of nightmarish tricks, where the burlesquing of violent battles initiate you into a dark and deceptive new world order.

The Pirate Project

The Pirate Project

Created by: Lucy Foster with Chloe Dechery, Philip Eddolls, Lucinka Eisler, Ian William Galloway, Matilda Leyser & Nick Powell. Lucy Foster in co-production with Improbable Lucy is a director, writer, and performer, and is Co-Artistic Director of Foster&Dechery.

ADISA

ADISA

Poet with charisma and electrifying wordplay Available for readings, performances, workshops and commissions “Adisa is the future. It’s so good to have something to look forward to” Benjamin Zephaniah Adisa is a favourite on the spoken word and performance poetry scenes.

Clod Ensemble – Red Ladies

Clod Ensemble – Red Ladies

Red Ladies is an ongoing performance piece featuring a group of identically dressed women. Red Ladies keep an eye on things. They observe. They witness. They gather evidence. They place sites of political importance and key landmarks under surveillance. They watch the watchers. “Brilliantly powerful; at once angry, funny, defiant and euphoric.

Clod Ensemble – Under Glass

Clod Ensemble – Under Glass

www.clodensemble.com

Chloe Dechery & Lucy Foster: Epic

Chloe Dechery & Lucy Foster: Epic

www.epictheshow.com

ID Magazine - Wayne McGregor

ID Magazine - Wayne McGregor

ID Magazine, Wayne McGregor – Random Dance ​ ID Magazine Shoot – Random Dance featuring Wayne McGregor by Manuel Vason

Psychological Art Circus

Psychological Art Circus

www.psychologicalartcircus.net

Renaissance One – A Great Day

Renaissance One – A Great Day

A Great Day was a collaboration between decibel, renaissanceone and The British Library. A Great Day is a photograph: a celebration of the contemporary British canon through a gathering of its brightest stars – a focus on African, Caribbean and Asian achievement in Britain over three generations – a bringing together of a myriad of perspectives and artistic sensibilities (including poetry, prose, playwrighting, live art, publishing and cultural activism) through the unifying genre of literatur

Fierce festival – ‘Fierce 10’

Fierce festival – ‘Fierce 10’

A commission for a publicity shot for Fierce Festival’s 10 year anniversary.

Dystopian Wonders – Marisa Carnesky

Dystopian Wonders – Marisa Carnesky

Dystopian Wonders World premiere A morbid show-woman and a sinister preacher invite you to their bizarre exhibition of curious nameless bodies. Be wary of how close you get to the exhibits and indeed the proprietors, for both have dangerous implications!

Chelsea Theatre – SACRED season 09

Chelsea Theatre – SACRED season 09

http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/

Fatherland

Fatherland

THE GATE AND ATC PRESENT FATHERLAND By Tom Holloway Now showing until 12 March 2011 Mark and Angela are a father and daughter grappling with a painful past and delicate future. Tonight, an innocent evening of ice cream and DVDs derails quickly into dangerous territory in this chilling new story.

Cent Magazine – The hair twins

Cent Magazine – The hair twins

This editorial project was commissioned by www.centmagazine.co.uk

Haunch of Venison

Haunch of Venison

Haunch of Venison – Gallery Director portraits ​ www.haunchofvenison.com

ID Magazine – The Dancer

ID Magazine – The Dancer

I was commissioned to create a couple of pages for Id Magazine featuring a dance performance outside the usual studio environment… A great opportunity to with Maria Sideri around Shoreditch area.

Couture Lab

Couture Lab

A commission to create publicity images for Couture Lab website

Cent Magazine – The bondage story

Cent Magazine – The bondage story

Commissioned editorial project merging performance and bondage

ID Magazine – Spot The Ball

ID Magazine – Spot The Ball

ID Magazine Shoot – Spot The Ball July 2004 with sport celebrity Nakata Hidetoshi and Francesca Piccinini.

Don’t Leave Me This Way – Franko B

Don’t Leave Me This Way – Franko B

Chelsea Theatre – SACRED season 08

Chelsea Theatre – SACRED season 08

http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/

Flash Art - Cover

Flash Art - Cover

I was asked to create an image for the cover of Flash Art of the installation of Dorothy Iannone at the Tate Modern. The work was a collaboration between Maurizio Catelan ( curator of the Wrong Gallery) and the artist.

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