As a dance practitioner, Kerryn has always been fascinated by the intersections between technology and the live, moving body, juxtaposing flesh and visceral movement with notions of digital intimacy. Kerryn’s work is interdisciplinary and often draws from visual art, photography and film, frequently working in non-traditional venues and spaces creating alternative performance experiences for audiences, that reshape their spatial and perceptual senses.
Kerryn’s current work explores live performance, VR and volumetric capture. Kerryn is a QuestLab Digital Dance Artist alumni at Studio Wayne McGregor and is a NearNow, studio member at Broadway Media Centre’s studio for arts and technology. Kerryn is in the latter stages of a P-T practice-based PhD exploring the experiential impact of VR technologies in live immersive performance practices.
Kerryn has been devising and choreographing work for over 20 years and has shown her work at a range of festivals, theatres and venues nationally and internationally including the National Review of Live Art, Sensitive Skin Festival, NEAT, NottDance, Performing Futures, Studio Wayne McGregor, Prague Quadrennial, FIVARS, QLD XR Festival, Aesthetica, amongst others.
Her works include Exposure (2017) a 360 VR and live immersive experience, YES/NO/MAYBE (2018) exploring binary code and human language, Awakenings (2012-16) a surreal intimate performance for two, CLIP (2005) a site-specific work for cinema spaces, and RAIN (2005) an immersive, durational installation. Her work Dis_place (2019), is an innovative one-to-one site-based VR immersive performance and volumetric VR film documenting heritage narratives through dance. Facades (2021) is a VR dance theatre work that has toured extensively across 2021-23. www.facades.info
Kerryn is one half of Displace Studio, a Mixed Reality Performance Studio with collaborator Creative Technologist Ben Neal. Producing bold, boundary-pushing work that dances between the darkness and the light, reality and fantasy, Displace create deep, interpersonal, immersive experiences that encourage audiences to step into, behind, and around the edges of illusion. displace.org.uk @StudioDisplace