team︎︎︎ about ]performance s p a c e[
Benjamin Sebastian, director and co-founder
Benjamin Sebastian (AUS/UK 1980) is a visual artist & curator specialising in time-based media & performance art. They are director of ]performance s p a c e [ (Folkestone); the only performance art specific gallery, studio & residency space in the UK - as well as co-director of VSSL Studio in Deptford, London. Their research interests span artificial intelligence, spiritualism, magick, gender, sexuality and decolonial practice(s). Benjamin is a member of the national consortium; Live Art UK.
Benjamin leads on artistic direction, curation and collaborations at ]ps[. They are the lead contact for the organisaiton.
Benjamin Sebastian, 2019. Photo by Manuel Vason.
Joseph Morgan Schofield, 2020. Photo by Fenia Kotspoulou.
Joseph Morgan Schofield, associate director
Joseph Morgan Schofield (UK 1993) is a performance artist. Understanding acts of gathering and communing as central to their practice, Joseph’s work incorporates curating, producing, facilitating, mentoring and teaching. Joseph organises FUTURERITUAL, a performance and research project considering ritual and queer futurity. They co-produce move close and Live Art Club [London], and are a co-founder of The Sunday Skool for Misfits, Exprimenters and Dissenters. They are the co-founder of VSSL studio (London, UK) and work for The Place (London, UK) as Programme Producer.
Between 2020 and 2022 Joseph was co-director of ]performance s p a c e[. They currently work with ]ps[ on strategic, governance and financial matters.
Ash McNaughton, project manager
Ash McNaughton (UK 1990) is a Folkestone-based Scottish artist working primarily in performance art. Ash is a co-initiator of SITE, a site responsive performance art platform. They have worked with ]performance s p a c e[ since 2018.
Ash McNaughton,. Image courtesy of the artist.
Marcin Gawin. Image by Aleksandra Gawin.
Marcin Gawin, company coordinator
Marcin Gawin (PL 1994) is a Bristol based, interdisciplinary artist using participatory performance, and multi-sensory stimuli to explore carnality, occultism, and queerness. Marcin's work is informed by the background in visual arts and growing up in Poland’s Spiritual Capital.