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Double bill: CAJ COLLAB // Attention Sequencer

Zia Ahmed, Lewys Holt, CAJ COLLAB, Poplar Union, Dance, theatre, performance, east London, improv, Mile End, Limehouse, arts, culture, whats on, things to do Aeon Industries, Attention Sequence, Poplar Union, Caj Collab, East London, live art, hybrid art installation, collaboration, dance Aeon Industries, Attention Sequence, Poplar Union, Caj Collab, East London, live art, hybrid art installation, collaboration, dance
Zia Ahmed, Lewys Holt, CAJ COLLAB, Poplar Union, Dance, theatre, performance, east London, improv, Mile End, Limehouse, arts, culture, whats on, things to do Aeon Industries, Attention Sequence, Poplar Union, Caj Collab, East London, live art, hybrid art installation, collaboration, dance Aeon Industries, Attention Sequence, Poplar Union, Caj Collab, East London, live art, hybrid art installation, collaboration, dance

Join us for a special double bill of CAJ COLLAB followed by new work from hybrid arts practise, Aeon Industries.

First up…

CAJ COLLAB

CAJ COLLAB invites two artists from different disciplines who have never worked together before and gives them a day to play. What they come up with is entirely up to them and they must perform it that evening! This time round, dance artist Lewis Holt and poet and writer Zia Ahmed join forces. In a low-key setting, we witness the fruits of their labour, without the labour-intensive process.

Lewys Holt

Zia Ahmed, Lewys Holt, CAJ COLLAB, Poplar Union, Dance, theatre, performance, east London, improv, Mile End, Limehouse, arts, culture, whats on, things to do

Lewys Holt is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in the UK. Born in Mold in North Wales and raised in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Lewys’s practice, while focusing on dance, spans comedy, visual arts and devised theatre. His dance practice is concerned with release and improvisation, taking influences from Skinner releasing technique, Open Source Forms and Contact improvisation. He has worked with prominent international artists including Tino Sehgal, Sally Marie, New Art Club, Simone Mousset, Rosemary Lee and Christopher Owen.

Lewys has been supported by various organisations such as Dance4 and Yorkshire Dance to secure Arts Council Funding to develop his solo works, Of, or at, A Fairly Low Temperature, Phrases
and Footnotes.

Lewys is also an associate artist at Attenborough Arts Centre and a Breakthrough Artist at Curve Theatre

Zia Ahmed

Zia Ahmed, Lewys Holt, CAJ COLLAB, Poplar Union, Dance, theatre, performance, east London, improv, Mile End, Limehouse, arts, culture, whats on, things to do

Zia Ahmed is a poet and writer from North-West London. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Slam Champion and a Writer in Residence at Paines Plough as part of Channel 4’s Playwright Scheme 2017. He is currently part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. This year he has also supported Kate Tempest.


Next up…

Aeon Industries presents: Attention Sequencer

Aeon Industries, Attention Sequence, Poplar Union, Caj Collab, East London, live art, hybrid art installation, collaboration, dance

Attention Sequencer is an interactive sound + visual installation from Aeon Industries, with ‘self-esteem’ 
algorithmically generated by audience attention.

Attention Sequencer is a digital ‘living’ sculpture that craves your attention. Modelled on psychologist John Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment, the pulsating, musical organ has a fluctuating self-esteem, algorithmically generated by audience attention. Interact with the organ, ignore it or become intimate, and learn how it responds.

This new work by hybrid arts practice Aeon Industries is presented as an initial public sharing at Poplar Union, inviting the audience to collaborate and offer feedback as they develop the work further.

Supported by a grant from the PRS Foundation


About CAJ COLLAB

CAJ COLLAB is a creative way of looking at the politics of how performance is made, stemming from a desire to facilitate collaborations away from the high stakes, laborious structure of: funding – rehearsal – performance.

In this series, CAJ COLLAB founders, Eve Veglio-White and Michael Kitchin bring together live artists, dancers, poets, actors, musicians to play and experiment together.

About Aeon Industries

Aeon Industries is an inter-disciplinary practice that creates interactive experiences & performances that blend tech, music, performance and art. They ask questions about inter-personal communication, intimacy and subjective satisfaction in a rapidly changing world.

Find out more here.