Pete Gomes is a London based Artist and Filmmaker who makes interdisciplinary work in moving image; from low resolution, mobile devices, HD to 8mm and Super 16mm film. He runs the independent artist run production company mutantfilm,established in 1996, and conceived to explore intersections between computers, networks and cinema.His work relates to the emergence and development of the internet and network cultures, with film, video and performance works often utilising emerging technologies but referencing experimental filmmaking and established cinematic forms. He has collaborated extensively including; Shobana Jeyasingh, Michael Nyman, Errollyn Wallen, Jocelyn Pook, Donnacha Dennehy, Scanner, Throbbing Gristle, John Wynne, Funki Porcini, Cornershop, Furtherfield and many others. His films have been shown across Europe, India, Russia, Tasmania, Iceland, South America, Australia and USA. Pete is a founding member of TIN (TransDisciplinary Improvisation Network).
Helen is a dancer, choreographer and movement practitioner. Helen has toured as a performer and presented choreographic work at venues, festivals and conferences across the UK, Europe and USA over the past twenty years including commissions and independent work for her own company. Her work addresses some of the complexities of our embodied relationships with our selves and others explored through dance improvisation, text, music and touch.
As a movement practitioner Helen specialises in release-based technique and improvisation through the movement system developed by Irmgard Bartenieff - Bartenieff Fundamentals. Helen teaches within and beyond formal educational settings and is based regularly in London. As a guest artist Helen has taught and performed in Europe, as part of the Segni di un communitie festival in Galatina, Italy, 2016 and at the 4th International Dance Festival in Poland in 2016. Helen is the co-curator of TRIP (Turning Research Ideas into Practice) with DancingStrong and a founding member of TIN (TransDisciplinary Improvisation Network) contributing to extending dialogues and practice around improvisation.
Benjamin Dwyer’s music is forged from an intensive amalgamation of technical, improvisatory and interpretative elements. Experienced at the intersection of performance, gesture and compositional praxis, his music is further enriched through its deep immersion in ritual and symbol. Dwyer's compositions are regularly performed internationally and he has been the featured composer/guitarist music festivals Worldwide. Recent major works include Umbilical (2013) a re-working of the Oedipus myth composed for Maya Homburger, Barry Guy and David Adams, jouissance… (for shakuhachi 2013), a newly commissioned work written for violist Garth Knox entitled imagines obesae et aspectui ingratae (2015), SacrumProfanum (for live musicians, tape, video installation and exhibited artworks) (2015). The Fidelio Trio premièred his Nocturnal, after Benjamin Britten (piano trio) at Kings Place (London) in October 2015. Dwyer has given concerts worldwide and has appeared as soloist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany), the Santos Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), VOX21, the Vogler String Quartet (Germany) and the Callino String Quartet (UK). Most recently he was the featured guitarist in Barry Guy’s Blue Shroud Band, which headed the bill at the Krakow Autumn Jazz Festival in 2014. Ben is a founding member of TIN (TransDisciplinary Improvisation Network) and Professor of Music at Middlesex University London.