ARRAY - CHOREOGRAPHY, TECHNOLOGY, VISUAL ART, INSTALLATION - DARREN JOHNSTON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHY / TECHNOLOGY / VISUAL ART / INSTALLATION

WHAT WE DO

Array was set up by Darren Johnston to bring together his combined interests in Choreography, Visual Art, Music and Video.

Array creates immersive performance through the synergy of multiple art forms. The work is commissioned and delivered across various platforms, from theatres to galleries and found spaces. New technology remains at the forefront, investigated and integrated through a conceptual approach.

OUR LATEST WORK

Latest Work

ZERO POINT

A perfect synthesis of dance, light and sound creates a meditative and sensory journey through minimal and ethereal states.

‘Zero Point’ is a new performance project by Darren Johnston, an exercise in minimalism and a powerful distillation of music, performance and the latest advances in light mapping and motion sensing technology. Featuring an original soundtrack by Tim Hecker.

Inspired by the scientific and spiritual concepts of zero point – Darren draws inspiration from sacred ceremonial spaces, ancient rituals, eastern ideas of rebirth and abstract reinterpretations through digital technology. Ideas he developed during his residency at the Museum of Art in Kochi, Japan in 2013. Johnston further developed the show while on a residency at the Barbican Centre in London where it was presented as a work in progress to a sold-out Barbican Theatre in 2014.

The project will premiere at The Museum of Art Kochi, Japan on 25th and 26th June 2016.

Zero Point is Co-Commissioned by: Museum of Art in Kochi, Perth International Arts Festival, Barbican, London.

DARREN JOHNSTON

“If there was a Turner Prize for dance, Darren Johnston would undoubtedly be on the shortlist”

The Times
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Darren Johnston

Award winning Choreographer and multi disciplinary artist from the UK.

Darren Johnston is a multi award winning choreographer, sound and visual artist working across gallery spaces, large theatres, outdoor locations and site specific/ found space. Technology and experimentation remain at the forefront of his development creating a seamless fusion of different artistic forms. Human interaction, perception and immersive experience are key facets of his work, blurring the line between visual art and performance/ dance aesthetics. 

Graduating from LABAN with the outstanding Choreographic achievement award he has been presented with a host of awards and first prizes including the prestigious ‘International Choroeographen Concours in Holland and a Herald Angel Award from the Edinburgh Festival. 

His upbringing and grounding in electronic music culture has led to notable collaborations with artist including Aphex Twin (here)  Squarepusher, Mira Calix, Jamie Lidell and the London Contemporary Orchestra. His work is often commissioned and shown at  international venues and festivals including The Barbican (London), Parco Della Musica, (Rome), Todays Arts Festival (Holland), The Roundhouse (London), VEO Festival (Valencia), The Queen Elizabeth Hall (London)  and The Museum of Art Kochi  (Japan).

“As much installation as dance… a striking mix of optical illusion, movement and architecture.”

The Independant

“Blurs the line between theatre and visual art.”

The Japan times

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Additional information including Awards and acknowledgement to key supporters.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

LABAN Outstanding Choreographic Achievement award.

First prize at The International Choreographen Concours, Holland

First prize at The First International Competition for Choreography, Belgium

Bonnie Bird Choreography Award Herald Angel Award  

 

Artist in residence @ The Place 2001-2002

Artist in residence @ The Roundhouse, London 2008-2009

Artist in residence @ The Museum of art Kochi, Japan 2013- 2014  

 

FUNDING / SUPPORT

Array acknowledges the support of our key partners who continue to contribute and make the work possible. These include Arts Council England, Barbican, Dance East and Kochi Museum of Art Japan.

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