LIVE ART AND PERFORMANCE
NEST is a poetic, sensory show for babies and adults created with Rachel Lincoln. It premiered at Brighton Festival 2017, currated by Kate Tempest.
Unfolding in a custom built sensory performance tent, Nest takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, exploring and evoking the experience of being in the world for the first time.
In 2011 Anna set out in search of death armed with poems, myths and a colourful glockenspiel. But Death wasn’t hard to find at all and the story became stranger, sadder and more personal than she ever wanted it to be. Living Things is a story about loss. Set in a shrine of ordinary objects, it is a story about stories.
Developed through scratches and residencies at Battersea Arts Centre, from a five minute fragment in 2011 to a full performance in March 2014. Living Things was created in collaboration with dramaturg Caroline Williams, designer Kirsty Harris and BAC producer Sophie Bradey and with support from Arts Council England.
Living Things was reccorded for the British Library Performance Archive. Find out how to access the reccording here.
What Happened To Your Face?
Anna's face illicits comment from strangers. This has prompted her to talk to other people about their experiences of being marked and to ask how our brains and culture deal with faces.
Over a week of R&D at Battersea Arts Centre in October 2014, What Happened to Your Face ?, a new performance work began to emerge about faces, covering up and what it means to be flawed.
This piece is still in development and Anna would love to hear from anyone who gets asked 'What happened to your face?' Use the contact form on this site if you'd like to get in touch.
To Meet You
Part visual artwork, part playful performance encounter, To Meet You creates a growing visual record of the people passing through a public space.
Origionally commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, To Meet You records people's first names and the time of the exchange on the ground in chalk.
Over 4 hours in Warrington in October 2014, 375 people gifted their names to the artwork creating a surprisingly poetic sequence and sparking conversations about names, why the work was art and what the sequence revealed. A parallel trail was tweeted, creating a permanent record of the never-to-be-replicated sequence alongside the ephemeral one which was scuffed underfoot and eventually washed away.