Education

RICHARD HANCOCK

MA The Body & Representation (Awarded with Distinction)
The University of Reading, Reading, UK
BA Fine Art (Awarded with First Class Honours)
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

TRACI KELLY

PhD Performing Intersubjectivity
The University of Reading, Reading, UK
MA Fine Art
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
BA Fine Art (Awarded with First Class Honours)
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK


Selected Performances & Exhibitions

2017
UNION (Parts I-V)

[Litho-print, live performances, and online media]
WAKE Festival, Performance Space, Folkestone, UK

2015
Untitled Collaboration #1
 with Manuel Vason
[Performance for camera]
‘Manuel Vason: Intimate Collaborations. The Bare Body of Performance in UK and Russia’, Solyanka State Gallery
6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

Lone DuetsTattoo and The Way of All Flesh
[Video screening of documentation]
Nyama Nyama International Art Festival, Diébougou, BF

2014
Gilding the Lily

[Live performance]
Tempting Failure, The Island, Bristol, UK

2013
Lone Duets
 
[Video screening of documentation]
In The Making, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2012
After Iconographia

[Single-channel version of video installation]
Visiting Times, Panke, Berlin, DE

2011
Pulse

[Live performance]
Between Sea and Sky III, Bergen, NO

I_land
[Live performance]
Between Sea and Sky III, Bergen, NO

2010
After Iconographia

[Multi-channel video installation]
What Next For The Body?, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Iconographia
[Live performance]
InBetween Time Biennial of Live Art, Bristol, UK

2010
Lone Duets
[Video screening of documentation]
IN:ACT, Nhasen Studio, Hanoi, VN

Lone Duets
[Video screening of documentation]
Brisbane Festival: Under The Radar Forum, Metro Arts, Brisbane, AU

Lone Duets: DermographiaIn Season and Postures A-to-M
[Live performances]
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt-am-Main, DE

My Body Tries To Cry feat. Esther-Maria Ufer
[Live performance]
Schwelle7, Berlin, DE

2009
In Season

[Live performance]
European Performance Art Forum 09, Warsaw, PL

Iconographia
[Live performance]
Escrita Na Paisagem, Museu de Évora, Évora, PT

Viral Bodies feat. guest performers
[Workshop and live performance]
Escrita Na Paisagem, Évora, PT

I Feel Your Weight And My… feat. Felix Ruckert and guest performers
[Workshopand live performance]
Schwelle7, Berlin, DE

Lone DuetsDermographiaIn SeasonPostures A-to-MThe Mirror Pool, Open Wound and Rupture
[Live performances as Artists-in-Residence]
The National Review of Live Art, The Arches, Glasgow, UK

2008
Lone Duets

[Video screening of documentation]
Exist in 08, Judith Wright Centre of Art, Brisbane, AU

Iconographia
[Live performance]
PSi #14: Interregnum, In Between States, University of Copenhagen, DK

Rupture
[Live performance]
Bob Kayley Studio Theatre, University of Reading, UK

I Thought You’d Never Come… feat. Felix Ruckert and guest performers
[Workshop and live performance]
Schwelle7, Berlin, DE

2007
Open Wound
[Live performance]
Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney, AU

2007
Iconographia

[Live performance]
Bodily Functions, Granary Theatre, Cork, IE

Gilding the Lily
[Live performance]
Re-visions of Excess, Fierce! Festival, Birmingham, UK

The Mirror Pool
[Live performance]
Future Factory, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Tattoo
[Live performance]
SPILL Festival of Performance, Shunt Vaults, London, UK

Dermographia
[Live performance]
The National Review of Live Art, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

2006
The Way of All Flesh
 feat. Veenus Vortex
[Live performance]
Future Factory, Bonington Building, Nottingham, UK

In the Parlour
[Live performance]
Excess, Angel Row Gallery/DC Tattoo Saloon, Nottingham, UK

Migration
[Sculpture]
Excess, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Postures A-to-M
[Live performance]
Greenroom, Manchester, UK

Iconographia feat. Veenus Vortex
[Live performance]
Greenroom, Manchester, UK

Untitled Collaboration with Manuel Vason,
[Performance for Camera]
Greenroom, Manchester, UK

In Season
[Live performance]
Sensitive Skin, The Powerhouse, Nottingham, UK

Pure Collaborations with Manuel Vason
[Performance for camera]
ANTI Festival, Kupio, FI

Pure Collaborations with Manuel Vason
[Performance for camera]
Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, BE,

2005
Dermographia

[Live performance]
Future Factory, The Powerhouse, Nottingham, UK

With Held Breath feat. Yvonne Varnier
[Live performance]
The National Review of Live Art, The Arches, Glasgow, UK

2004
Nine Performances with Milk
 feat. Paul Chisholm, Simone Kenyon and Katherine Tydeman
[Live performance]
Special Salon Event, Home, London, UK

Nine Performances with Milk
[Live performance]
Sensitive Skin, The Powerhouse, Nottingham, UK


Selected Awards & Residencies

  • Arts Council EnglandUNION (Parts I-V) – Residency at Backlit and Performances at Performance Space, Nottingham and Folkestone, UK (2017)
  • Arts Council EnglandIconographia and Untitled (After Iconographia) at InBetween Time, Bristol, UK (2010)
  • Arts Council EnglandLone Duets at the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK, (2009)
  • Arts Council Englandhancock & kelly live attendance at the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK (2008)
  • Critical PathArtists-in-Residence at The Drill, Sydney, AU (2007)
  • Nottingham Creative Networkhancock & kelly live International Artist’s Residency, Nottingham, UK (2007)
  • Future Factoryhancock & kelly live International Artist’s Residency, Nottingham, UK (2007)
  • Future Factory Mapping Residency CommissionThe Way of All Flesh, Nottingham, UK (2006)
  • Dance4Artists in Residency at PreSet, Nottingham, UK (2006)
  • Arts Council Englandhancock & kelly live: Organisational and Creative Strategy, Nottingham, UK (2006)
  • Arts Council EnglandThe National Review of Live Art Winter School, Glasgow, UK (2006)
  • Arts Council EnglandWith Held Breath at The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK (2004)
  • Arts Council EnglandCollaboration Between Hancock, Kelly, and Vason, Nottingham, UK (2004)

  • Burren College of Art, Artist Talk, Ballyvaughan, IE (2018)
  • University of BristolPerforming Documents, Bristol, UK (2012)
  • National Academy of the Arts BergenA Terrain Full of Errors, Bergen, NO (2010)
  • De Montfort University, BA (Hons) Performing Arts, Leicester, UK (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)
  • Schwelle7, Practical Performance Workshops, Berlin, DE (2009, 2008)
  • University of Évora, Practical Performance Workshops, Évora, PT (2009)
  • Nottdance FestivalThe Witness as Dramaturg, London, UK (2008)
  • Critical PathMemory at the Intersection of the Body and Culture, Sydney, AU (2007)
  • Performance Space, Lone Duets, Sydney, AU (2007)
  • ArnolfiniPhotography, Performance and Collaboration, Bristol, UK (2007)
  • The Nottingham Trent University, BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts, Nottingham, UK (2006, 2005)
  • The University of Reading, BA (Hons)/MA Fine Art, Reading, UK (2006)

Selected Teaching, Talks & Seminars


  • Richard Hancock & Traci Kelly, ‘Playing with Shadows, Speaking in Echoes’ in Clarke, P., Jones, S., Kaye, N., and Linsley, J. (eds), Artists in the Archive: Creative and Curatorial Engagements with Documents of Art and Performance, Routledge: London (2018)
  • Richard Hancock & Traci Kelly, ‘Postcards from the Powerhouse’ in NVA, Issue 7, Nottingham: Nottingham Visual Arts (2012)
  • Richard Hancock & Traci Kelly, ‘…exercises in nothing less than oxygen nothing shorter than breath…’ in NRLA 30th Anniversary Catalogue and Box Set, Glasgow: New Moves International (2010)
  • Richard Hancock & Traci Kelly, ‘I Thought You’d Never Come…’ in Johnson, D. (ed), Encounters: Performance, Photography, Collaboration – Manuel Vason, Bristol: Arnolfini Gallery (2007)

Selected Writing


 

  • 'On Coal, Labour, Collaboration and ‘UNION’: An Interview with Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly' Jennie Klein [Interview], Contemporary Theatre Review, Routledge Journals, forthcoming 2018
  • [Various essays], (States of) WAKE: Dedicating Performance edited by Diana Damian Martin, Performance Space, Jul 2018
  • ‘Intimacy’ Dominic Johnson [Book chapter], Histories & Practices of Live Art edited by Deirdre Heddon & Jennie Klein, Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 2012 
  • ‘Iconographia’ Osunwunmi [Review], Realtime Magazine, Feb 2011 
  • ‘Dance, Dramaturgy and Dramaturgical Thinking’ Synne K. Behrndt [Article], Contemporary Theatre Review, 20:2, 185-196, Jun 2010 
  • ‘Small Acts of Great Import’ Jennie Klein [Article], Dance Theatre Journal, Laban, 23:3, Sep 2009 
  • ‘Lone Duets’ Eleanor Hadley Kershaw [Review], Realtime Magazine, Apr 2009 
  • ‘Live Art on Camera: Performance and Photography’ Alice Maude-Roxby [Essay], Live Art on Camera: Performance and Photography, John Hansard Gallery, Apr 2008 
  • ‘Untitled Collaboration #1, #2, #3 & #4’ Hancock, Kelly, Vason [Photographic Plates] Encounters: Performance, Photography, Collaboration - Manuel Vason edited by Dominic Johnson, Arnolfini, May 2007 
  • ‘Volatile Works for Incendiary Ends’ Author Unknown [Article], Realtime Magazine, Issue 77, Feb 2007 
  • ‘It Only Hurts Because it’s True: Recent Live Art and Performance in the UK’ Dominic Johnson [Article], Western European Stages, 19:1, Jan 2007 
  • ‘Sensitive Skin’ Rachel Zerahin [Review], Dance Theatre Journal, Laban, 22:11, 2007 
  • ‘The Many-Otheredness of the NRLA’ Keith Gallasch [Review], Realtime Magazine, Issue 76, Dec 2006 
  • ‘Excess’ Deborah Dean [Exhibition Catalogue Essay], Excess, Angel Row Gallery, Dec 2006
  • ‘Geometries of Trust’ Dominic Johnson [Article], Dance Theatre Journal, Laban, 20:4, Apr 2005 

Selected Press & Publications


  • Dance4, Nottingham, UK (2007)
  • Critical Path, Sydney, AU (2007)
  • Live Art Archive, Bristol University, Bristol, UK (2005)
  • LADA Study Room, Live Art Development Agency, London, UK (2004)

Archives & Collections