Colliding Lines pioneer innovative, cross-disciplinary projects that explore the fringes of dance, music, spoken word and film. Our productions are live entities that evolve across time as performer and project develop.

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Live Productions

  • Reanimation SeriesReanimation Series
    International live arts collective Colliding Lines present Reanimation, a monthly live series re-visiting, re-scoring and re-imagining different eras of avant garde and experimental animation. Each month, we invite a diverse line-up of musicians and sound artists to compose and perform scores to a programme of short films, each month curated around a different theme and era. The
  • Tall Tales Lab(yrinth)Tall Tales Lab(yrinth)
    To celebrate the launch of our experimental art shop we created a labyrinth of interactive storytelling entitled Tall Tales Lab(yrinth). Inside, the audience finds a maze of one-on-one interactions, micro-immersive poetry experiences, film screenings and insular, standalone interventions by some of our favourite artists. As they move deeper into the Labyrinth, the audience become the story; experiences and
  • Dancing in CodeDancing in Code
    Dancing in Code is an experimental performance exploring concealment, paranoia and distorted perception. Using dance, sound art and live film, performers pass coded messages across artforms, choreographing one another from the others’ blind spot. Using a pre-set series of rules, each party attempts to communicate with each other, whilst the others infiltrate, manipulate and distort
  • ShadowplayShadowplay
    Shadowplay is a live literature experiment in sensory deprivation. Suspended in a dark auditorium, the audience are alone save for white words projected into the pitch black canvas. Around them a soundtrack emerges, scoring urgent scenes told in broken staccato sentences. It is a story about the power of language to make reality and, inevitably, undo it.
  • Time Now For GhostsTime Now For Ghosts
    Time Now For Ghosts is a minimalist performance & sound piece in three movements, written for one dancer and one musician. It is site-specific, utilizing the audience’s interaction with the space to form generative audio loops played back in real time. The environment this creates forms the stage upon which the performance plays out; the


  • River . Pathway . StaticRiver . Pathway . Static
    “What speaks to us, seemingly, is always the big event, the untoward, the extra-ordinary: the front-page splash, the banner headlines. Railway trains only begin to exist when they are derailed… What we’re experiencing, the rest, where is it? How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs everyday: the banal,
  • RE: H O M ERE: H O M E
    H O M E is an anthology of new visual poetry. The project asked ten poets to submit work for reinterpretation by five typographic artists. Neither poet nor designer spoke to each other, and neither knew the other’s work prior to this project. The resulting pieces represent two perspectives; each poem possessing a new meaning
  • LifelinesLifelines
    A long distance collaboration conceived in lockdown, Lifelines is a series of beautifully crafted poems spoken and scored by poet Nikki Marrone and composer Laura McGarrigle, here recording under pseudonym Gaze is Ghost. Both artists are first year mothers, and it is in themes of motherhood where the collection finds the most resonance. Charting some
  • MayMay
    Derek Yau’s beautiful, optimistic, elegiac May is a series of piano pieces recorded across the record’s titular month and released in the next. Like many things during lockdown it was created at home, and like many peoples’ experience of days during lockdown – one piece flows into the next with no distinction, no clear beginning or
  • Honey and LemonHoney and Lemon
    Honey & Lemon is a beautiful photographic novel that follows a Boy and a Girl who meet like any love story. However, the Girl has been fighting a war and there are demons who hound her. The Girl knows it is her battle to fight but the Boy goes on a search to defeat the demons and

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