The Basement has been supporting early to mid-career artists since 2004. During this time, over 200 artists and companies have benefited from facilities, professional development advice and opportunities. Our approach to working with artists has evolved in response to the changing needs of artists, the development of new practices and the organisations on-going research into opportunities available to artists.
The artists below have previously been supported by The Basement.
Brighton's buzzy home for avant-garde theatreAlice Jones - The Independent
The Two Wrongies celebrate and re-interpret the classic double act in a funny, crude, unrestrained and honest female sort of way. They subvert the locker room mentality in a brave exploration and exposé of the female sexual psyche. Sharing a love of bad jokes and the power of dance, their onstage relationship, playful rivalry and absurdist humour is not for the faint hearted.www.thetwowrongies.co.uk
Edward Rapley is a live artist and actor. He specialises in playful solo work which makes a genuine connection with its audience. He dreams of giving something new and beautiful every time he steps on stage. He hopes this work opens the minds of the audience, to communicate with them in a way which makes their imaginations race.www.edwardrapley.co.uk
Made In China is the collaborative work of Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki. They make visceral shows at the juncture of playwriting and live art, for audiences who are fans of neither and both. They are drawn to great stories but like to disrupt them with things like bad dancing, beer downing, interval training and downright lying. Each show aims to ask the audience difficult questions whilst giving them a really good time.www.madeinchinatheatre.com
Rachel Henson is interested in the act of walking, in how it brings our focus to the edge of our senses, amplifying the landscape and triggering dream-like powers of locomotion, of vision. Her work follows our desire to walk the gaps between buildings, over waste ground or through breaks in the trees to find places we feel ourselves alone.www.rachelhenson.com
non zero one make interactive performances that enable participants to have both shared and personal experiences. The company’s work activates people by exploring the relationships between them and using creative approaches to space and technology. The South-East based group joined in early 2009 as part of their studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.www.nonzeroone.com
Me and the Machine is a multidisciplinary performance company. Their work combines everyday audiovisual and interactive technology with choreographed screens, live performance and text in adventurous and accessible ways to question emotions and social relations. Audiences are invited to engage performatively in unique experiences, being dislocated into hybrid realms, somewhere in between reality, poetry and fiction.www.meandthemachine.co.uk
Victoria is an artist with an unusual ethnographic approach to art practice. Her work straddles visual arts, performance and theatre. Her practice explores anthropological and documentary approaches to arts practice by immersing herself into Britain’s clubs and societies. Her one-woman solo theatrical productions explore Britain’s pastimes, passions and tribes. Films, photos and paraphernalia accompany Victoria in her comedic, engaging and hopeful performances.www.victoriamelody.co.uk
Brian creates performances about bodies: politicized bodies, marginalized bodies, dancing and singing bodies, happy bodies, sick bodies and bodies that need a little extra love. After being sick as a young adult, he became fascinated with unique bodily experience and how it is conceived. Brian’s work playfully inspires audiences to consider the world around them with renewed vigor, generosity and reflection.www.blobelwarming.com