In May 2017, following the success of a previous collaboration with curator Fiona Costelloe, Artistic Co-Director Julian Lewis joined another creative discussion with Fiona and her fellow students of MA Culture, Criticism and Curation culminating in a performance at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) as part of the opening of Invocation: Jo Ann Kaplan.

Invocation: Jo Ann Kaplan was a site-specific exhibition curated by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students. Inspired by archive materials belonging to the Jo Ann Kaplan Archive and informed by wider research, the exhibition explores concepts of sexuality, identity and transience in relation to Kaplan’s practice. The methods of display and imagery produced aimed to convey the sense of uneasiness running through her work and its dream-like quality.

To mark the exhibition opening and to reflect Kaplan’s interest in dance, we presented an impulsive and spontaneous contemporary dance performance inspired by the exhibition. The work, Opposite, was performed by Artistic Co-Directors, Julian Lewis & James Aiden Kay alongside final year degree students of London Contemporary Dance School, Charlotte Mclean & Isobel Ripley.