CAJ COLLAB invites two artists from different disciplines who have never worked together before and gives them one day to create a performance. CAJ COLLAB is a creative way of looking at the politics of how performance is made, stemming from a desire to facilitate collaborations away from high stakes, labour intensive structures of: funding - rehearsal - performance, and to rediscover something about play/casualness and generating. In this series, CAJ COLLAB founders, Eve Veglio-White and Michael Kitchin invite artists Eleanor Sikorski and Lindsey Mendick.
Eleanor Sikorski is a dancer and choreographer (Nottingham/London). Her work has taken many shapes - dance, cabaret, comedy, film and music - drawing increasingly on the narrative of her own life and the wider social commentary which is brought to light. She works as a dancer for several choreographers and is one third of ‘Nora’, a trio of dancers who curate and commission choreographers to make work for them to perform. She studied contemporary dance (LCDS 2006-10).
Lindsey Mendick (b. 1987, London, UK) received an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London (2017). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: The Ex- Files, Castor Projects, London (2019); PROUDICK, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2018); The Turnpike Pottery, The Turnpike Leigh.