team

︎︎︎ 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@performancespace.org
www.benjamin-sebastian.com


Benjamin Sebastian, 2019. Photo by Manuel Vason.




Joseph Morgan Schofield, 2020. Photo by Fenia Kotspoulou.

Joseph Morgan Schofield, assistant 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 the Assistant Director of ]performance s p a c e[ (Folkestone, UK). Joseph manages Artist Development for the Live Art Development Agency.

joseph@performancespace.org
www.josephmorganschofield.com



Ash McNaughton, programmes 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@performancespace.org
ashmcnaughton.com
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.

marcin@performancespace.org