TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU performance programme and publication

Artist-Curator and Producer

Lisa Alexander is an artist who works across the mediums of performance, text and installation. She also curates performance and writing. Her artwork and research explores the subjectivity of witnessing, artistic practice as a lens on social change or as a trigger for social imagination. Modes of shared narrativity, embodied and experimental poetics might be part of this, also aurality, utterance and the live and recorded voice. Lisa’s work is informed by a prior training in dance.

In recent years projects have explored critical moments of change in Europe motivated by a desire to create connection and assembly. Filoxenia (2018) for Who Are We? at Tate Modern explored notions of hospitality and borders through a site-specific poetry relay with Mary Paterson, Jungmin Song and Saradha Soobrayen. If/Then was a collectively generated and collaboratively written poetic work, 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). 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.

Lisa was an Associated Researcher on Performance Matters (2010- 2012) and holds a PhD in performance and experimental poetics from University of Roehampton, London (2014) and a BA honours in Dance Theatre (Trinity LABAN, London scholarship 1996).

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

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


Lisa Alexander and Mary Paterson Between Us - a correspondence

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.

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

TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU events production: 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’.