Lucy Cash is a lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice and an interdisciplinary artist who works within and through choreographic and relational processes.
Lucy holds a BA in Theatre and Film (First) from the University of Bristol; an MA (Distinction) in Contemporary Performance Practice (University of Lancaster), and an MLitt (Distinction) in Creative Writing (University of Glasgow).
Working at the intersection of language-based artistic research; choreography; film, and visual arts; her practice is intentionally diverse and experimental. Projects evolve through ideas of collective practice which nurture interconnectedness between human and more-than-human and are often germinated through attempting to answer impossible questions.
Her interests lie in real-time compositions; visual and sonic experimentation; applied choreography; decolonial research methods, and innovative forms of care and curation. Lucy is a board member for the multi-arts centre, The Barn in Banchory.
In 2001 she won a Sony award (for an episode of R3’s The Wire) and since 2003 she has been working as a maker and educator, as well as an artistic collaborator on projects in the UK and beyond. Lucy has worked as an associate lecturer across a range of UK institutions including University of the Arts, London; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and London Contemporary Dance School. She has also been artist in residence at School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and a guest lecturer at Hochschule Zur Tanz and Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Between 2005-2009 she was an associate member of Goat Island performance company based in Chicago, USA; making four moving image works with the company and contributing to writing and performance processes. She continues to explore innovative collaborative processes with artists such as Mark Jeffery (USA), Luke Pell (UK) and Chloe Smith (UK).
She is the recipient of a fellowship from South East Dance (2010) which she used to instigate a series of choreographed exhibitions / exhibited choreographies at Siobhan Davies Studios and for Dance Umbrella (UK).
Lucy has received funding and commissions from the BFI; Arts Council England; Creative Scotland; BBC and Channel 4. Her works on film and video have taken the form of both single screen and multi-channel and have been shown in film festivals and in galleries including Sophiensaele and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hyde Park Art Center; Cultural Center and Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA; Bonington Gallery, Nottingham; Tramway, Glasgow and Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, and the Natural History Museum, London.
In 2019-2020 she created an interactive film for Akram Khan company’s Chotto Xenos. Also in 2020, her short film, How the Earth Must See Itself – a collaboration with choreographer, Simone Kenyon (UK) – was shortlisted for the Scottish Short Film Award.
In 2021, alongside artist, Luke Pell, she curated, Phosphoresence, at The Barn, in Banchory. In August 2022, also with Luke, she created Our New Common Forest: A Queer Almanac for SpudWORKS Gallery in Hampshire.