Darren Johnston is a multi-award winning choreographer, sound and visual artist working across gallery spaces, large theatres, outdoor locations and site specific/ found space. Technology and experimentation remain at the forefront of his development creating a seamless fusion of different artistic forms. Human interaction, perception and immersive experience are key facets of his work, blurring the line between visual art and performance/ dance aesthetics.
At HUBS IMMERSIVE Festival Darren will present in ‘het Diepe’ (swimming pool) of De Nieuwe Regentes his work-in-progress Genkaku, inspired by eastern ideas of ritual and ceremony, following his recent trips to Japan. He creates a beautiful illusory world of holographic imagery and meditative sound.
Graduating from LABAN with the Outstanding Choreographic Achievement Award he has been presented with a host of awards and first prize including the prestigious ‘Internationaal Choreografen Concours’ in Holland and a Herald Angel Award from the Edinburgh Festival.
His upbringing and grounding in electronic music culture has led to notable collaborations with artists including Aphex Twin (HERE) Squarepusher, Mira Calix, Jamie Lidell and the London Contemporary Orchestra. His work is often commissioned and shown at international venues and festivals including the Barbican (London), Parco della Musica, (Rome), TodaysArt Festival (Holland), the Roundhouse (London), VEO Festival (Valencia), the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London) and The Museum of Art, Kochi (Japan).
‘As much installation as dance… a striking mix of optical illusion, movement and architecture.’
‘Blurs the line between theatre and visual art.’
The Japan Times
Array/Darren Johnston has been invited by The Grey Space in the Middle