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Three artists on Dance

‘I approach dance with a musician’s sensibility,’ says vocalist, composer and movement artist Elaine Mitchener, whose work appears in ‘British Art Show 9’, a major group exhibition that takes the temperature of contemporary art every five years (touring nationally until 23 Dec 2022).

‘Come on this journey with me’: Elaine Mitchener, Britain’s boldest vocalist

Jennifer Lucy Allan

“Classically trained with a three-octave range, the genre-exploding performer dissolves her voice into astonishing gasps and stutters to confront the horror of colonial history.”

British Art Show 9: ‘A Scene At Once Thriving and Struggling To Survive’

Tom Jeffreys

“My thoughts for Art Review on British Art Show 9 – currently at Aberdeen Art Gallery then touring to Wolverhampton, Manchester & Plymouth. Highlights: Kathrin Böhm, Elaine Mitchener, Abigail Reynolds & Hrair Sarkissian.”

Gaudie Exclusive: BAS9 reviewed

Rory Buccheri

“Equally powerful and evocative is Elaine Mitchener‘s sound installation [NAMES II] (2019-2021), memorialising some of the 2,000 enslaved African people owned by an Aberdeenshire sugar planter in Jamaica.”

British Art Show offers an immersive voyage of discovery

Scott Begbie

“Elaine Mitchener’s poignant (NAMES II) is a roll-call of the 2,000 enslaved African people owned by an 18th century Jamaican sugar planter, whose family came from Aberdeenshire.”

The Wigmore Hall at 120: musicians from Sheku Kanneh-Mason to Dame Sarah Connolly on the London icon

Nancy Durrant

“From its banging acoustics to its welcoming audience – and one of the music world’s best-loved artistic directors, the venue’s charms have won the hearts of musicians”

Two Live Streams from Wigmore Hall: Trish Clowes and Elaine Mitchener

Tony Dudley-Evans

“This was an outstanding start to the Associate Artists programme with Trish and Elaine, and encouraging evidence of an openness on the part of the Wigmore Hall, and also of the broader issue of the genre fluidity of so much contemporary music.”

We’re in the business of the new.

DevilishlyGrand

Elaine Mitchener creates in order to challenge – others and herself. She’s not looking for the comfort zone. We talked about necessary questions and uncomfortable answers.”