Live art, movement and drama have their place in both artists’ histories. A belief that live work should have its audience at its core, and that artists should strive to create stimulating experiences for their audiences, is the foundation of their collaborative practice, Two Destination Language.
Community, identity and memory are the ideas which percolate all Two Destination Language work: an interest in boundaries and otherness, belonging and personal history. For the artists, community is a corollary of performative work, and it is a pleasure to share in its exploration. Interculturalism is also important to both artists; Alister’s Scottish heritage and Katherina’s Bulgarian background give them an interest in how cultures interact and develop.
WORKS TO DATE INCLUDE:
Burning Black (2010) a piece about the firming and destroying qualities about fire was developed as artists-in-residence at South Hill Park (Bracknell), and subsequently shown at greenroom (Manchester) and the University of Winchester.
Fallen Fruit- now here, now gone (2011), a theatre piece based on the 20th year anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin wall, questions perceptions of freedom viewed through the eyes of a little girl growing up on the cusp of communism and capitalism. It has toured nationally in 2012 to ICIA University of Bath, Salisbury Arts Centre, Colchester Arts Centre, Z Arts (Manchester), The Capstone (Liverpool) and will be at The Point, Eastleigh on 28th February 2013. Research and development of the work was supported by Arts Council England; the tour has been funded by its bookings only.
A Journey of a Home (2011) is a one-to-one audio performance walk which considers the effect of borders and travel on identity. It was commissioned by Up the Wall (Chester), and has been performed in 2012 at ICIA University of Bath, Clonmel Junction Festival (Ireland), Corsham Summer Festival, Bath Fringe, Caravan (Brighton). The trip to Clonmel Junction Festival in Ireland was supported by Caravan, Farnham Maltings and Creative Ecology Wiltshire. The tour is funded by its bookings only.
WLTM (2012), a theatre piece about relationships and meetings both everyday and exceptional, was commissioned by Salisbury Arts Centre and opened there in October 2012.
FLINT (2012), curated and produced by Two Destination Language, was a weekend microfest of interdisciplinary contemporary performance works by artists from around the UK supported by Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council, Creative Ecology Wiltshire, Salisbury Arts Centre and The Pound, Corsham. Artist, audience, venue and Wiltshire Council feedback has been extremely positive, so that we are considering how to enable FLINT’s future and to further engage and build audiences for contemporary theatre in the Wiltshire/Hampshire area. We are currently in discussion with Wiltshire Council how best to present FLINT in 2013 and 2014.
Near Gone (2013) is currently in development
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Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie share interests in a variety of contemporary performance practices, traversing art and theatre. They formally created Two Destination Language in the summer of 2011 after a year of working together.
In December 2011 they were appointed Resident Company at Salisbury Arts Centre and in October 2012 became Associate Artists at The Point Eastleigh. They share interests in a variety of contemporary performance practices.
Items For Sale
Number 1- from the Turning Thirty Series
Number 1- This is Me!
original painting on card, framed
25cm x 25cm