Lucy Cash

Lucy Cash is a UK-based, interdisciplinary artist whose work engages choreographic processes to explore how we relate to one another - as humans, and as bodies that connect to other-than-human bodies and places. Working between film, writing and visual arts; her practice is intentionally diverse and experimental. Projects evolve through the practice of being together, negotiating our interdependency and revealing the ways in which what we think of as human intelligence, subtly relies on the myriad other intelligences of the world around us. Her interests lie in improvisation; visual and sonic experimentation; poetic forms; applied choreography and innovative forms of hosting, care and curation.

Between 2005-2009 she was an associate member of Goat Island performance company based in Chicago, USA; making four moving image works with the company and contributing to writing and performance processes. She continues to explore innovative collaborative processes with artists such as Mark Jeffery (USA) and Chloe Smith (UK). She is the recipient of a fellowship from South East Dance (2010) which she used to instigate a series of choreographed exhibitions / exhibited choreographies at Siobhan Davies Studios and for Dance Umbrella (UK). Lucy has received funding and commissions from the BFI; Arts Council England; Creative Scotland; BBC and Channel 4. Her works on film and video have taken the form of both single screen and multi-channel and have been shown in film festivals and in galleries including Sophiensaele and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hyde Park Art Center; Cultural Center and Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA; Bonington Gallery, Nottingham; Tramway, Glasgow and Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, and the Natural History Museum, London. In 2019-2020 she created an interactive film for Akram Khan company’s Chotto Xenos. Also in 2020, her short film, How the Earth Must See Itself - a collaboration with choreographer, Simone Kenyon (UK) - was shortlisted for the Scottish Short Film Award. In 2021, alongside artist, Luke Pell, she curated, Phosphoresence, at The Barn, in Banchory. In August 2022, also with Luke, she created Our New Common Forest: A Queer Almanac for SpudWORKS Gallery in Hampshire. In June 2022 her new film collaboration with Mark Jeffery, Winterage: Last Milk was included in Sentient Performativities alongside a specially commissioned performance presentation: Conversation in the shape of a Cowlick or a Hedge Lay. Also in June a moving image installation and site-specific collaboration with Chloe Smith - This Endless Sea - opened in Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK.