TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU performance programme and publication

Conceived and curated by Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander works at the intersection of performance, text and installation, making and curating performance and writing and documentary poetry. Practice and research combine interests in the subjectivity of witnessing, social imagination and modes of shared and embodied narrativity. Recent projects have touched on how connection and assembly are manifested in critical moments of change and include Filoxenia (2018) for Who Are We? at Tate Modern exploring notions of hospitality and borders through a site-specific writing action with Mary Paterson, Jungmin Song and Saradha Soobrayen. If/Then was a collectively generated and collaboratively written poetry-play created with Hari Marini just prior to and following the EU referendum of 2016 presented at the National Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall (2017) and Camden People’s Theatre (2016). Lisa was an Associate Researcher on Performance Matters (2010- 2012), holds a PhD in performance and experimental poetics (Roehampton 2014) and BA honours in Dance Theatre (LABAN 1996). Lisa works internationally in varied cultural, social and political contexts and spaces including museums, theatres, galleries and festivals and within collectives, communities, roving and site-placed.

Love Letters to a (Post)Europe at BIOS, Athens (2015) which this programme builds upon, stemmed from an urge to curate a process of coming together and witness following the referendum on bailout measures in Greece and the growing humanitarian crisis across Europe.

The TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and has been developed in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency and Artsadmin with support from Counterpoints Arts.


TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU: Love Letters to a (Post)Europe is published by the Live Art Development Agency (2018) - Editor: Lisa Alexander

Between Us - a correspondence: Lisa Alexander and Mary Paterson

Mary Paterson is a writer and artist who works across text, visual art and performance. With Maddy Costa and Diana Damian Martin, she runs Something Other and The Department of Feminist Conversations, two inter-related projects that think politically about performance and performatively about politics.

Bosk - an essay - Claire MacDonald (see performance programme)

Book design - David Caines

Event production and co-ordination

Lisa Alexander and Alessandra Cianetti

Alessandra Cianetti is a London-based curator, creative producer, and writer. She has worked internationally on multi-disciplinary live and visual art projects across the UK, Europe, and Southeast Asia in partnership with arts organisations and institutions such as the Barbican Centre, the Live Art Development Agency, Tate Britain, South London Gallery, City of Skopje, Ikona Gallery Venice, FEFÈ Project Rome. Her activities have been supported, among others, by the Arts Council England, the European Cultural Foundation, and the Fire Station Artists’ Studios Dublin. From 2013 to 2018 Alessandra has been co-director of the London-based arts organisation Something Human. She is the founder of the curatorial research platform ‘performingborders.conversations on live art | crossings | europe’.