PRODUCING AND CURATING ALTERNATIVE WORDS, ALTERNATIVE ART AND ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE.
We are a live arts collective with a wide circle of collaborators, bringing to life the best performances for curious audiences looking for more. We come from various artistic backgrounds and work beyond them, blending individual art forms to create something new.
What We Do
Colliding Lines produce high quality, cross-disciplinary live shows and projects that draw together artists from different fields, including dance, music, spoken word, interactive theatre and film. Together we publish, promote and curate new collaborations, taking joy in creative risks and producing work that matters. By working collectively, we create a space for artists to develop and innovate, exploring new ideas and unfamiliar territories together. However diverse, the unifying characteristics of every Colliding Lines performance or project are that they are immersive, challenging, and unique.
Our live productions are major-scale projects developed closely between artist, performer and facilitator. With a five year history of delivering live events – from interactive film scores to festival stages to live installations – we curate each aspect of our programme and performance to a high standard, with special attention paid to the aesthetic quality of an event. We believe in the power of challenging situations to catalyse great performance and exciting art; the edge present in improvisation creates a friction between intention and action that surprises artists into producing unforeseen work. If it feels fresh and exciting for the performers, it feels fresh and exciting for the audience.
Colliding Lines works as an independent label that commissions and publishes experimental literature, interactive art objects and collaborative live sessions on film and record. We sell bespoke, limited edition physical releases created by our artists for you, as well as publish a growing range of zines, music and prints. We sell digital downloads of our favourite live recordings and studio sessions, or give them away for free on music streaming services – Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music.
Our commitment is to making live art engaging for as wide an audience as possible. We are experimental but not willfully obscure. Good art is about inviting audiences in and creating immersive, emotionally resonant experiences that stay with you. Whether it’s music, dance, film, spoken word or all of the above, we want to share it with you.
Who We Are
Colliding Lines is composed of international artists with roots in Cambridge UK, now based across Europe. A wide circle of collaborators make our work possible, from supporting artists to sound technicians, from photographers to venues. We have no fixed geographical area, with operatives stationed in Leipzig, Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and Dublin.
The collective was founded by Wesley Freeman-Smith, and developed conceptually in collaboration with Abi Palmer. It is run from the back of a van located at an undisclosed location somewhere in Europe.
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