Louise is an award-winning live artist, researcher, writer and performer.
Her work spans the live and the recorded with incarnations in performance, video and photography. She is preoccupied with liveness, awkwardness, femininity and masochism- but above all, she likes to have fun.
Louise has shown work internationally and all over the UK, in some of the most exciting and diverse venues and festivals. Her work always springs first from a place of vulnerability, honesty and risk, and second from the idea of a chance encounter with a stranger, which is what performance always begins with for her. She is preoccupied with liveness, failure, awkwardness and her own doomed sense of femininity, which she feels imposes cultural limitations on her self and her work. She enjoys playing with these perceived limitations, and stereotypical notions of the feminine in popular culture.
Her practice seeks to fuse the horrifyingly intimate with the excruciatingly public, often engaging its audiences in demanding, exciting and risk-taking positions: always asking not only what the audience may take from the performance, but what the performance may take from its audiences. Mixing the highly theatrical with the perfectly mundane, her work strives to challenge what we may conceive of as entertaining in a fast-moving, and media-saturated world.
She was also co-founder of Steakhouse Live, an artist-run organisation producing exciting performance festivals making space for exciting live art and performance in the UK.
When she is not working as a producer or solo artist she spends her time as artistic director and co-founder of Lemonade and Laughing Gas, providing original, multi-textured and mega-fun events for pop-ups, supper clubs and parties. Have a peep here: www.lemonadeandlaughinggas.com
Oh, and let's not forget, she is a long standing member of radical feminist tribute band Fux Bizz.
If you would like to discuss commissions, collaborations or any of the above, get in touch.