Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams is an artist working in multi-disciplinary participatory performance. Her work focuses on current political issues, for example the semantics of screens in relation to the war in Syria, migration or the relationship between loneliness and technology. Using personal narratives, she works to find a performative language that will most powerfully communicate the heart of these stories. At the core of her work is a passion to give people who wouldn’t primarily consider themselves artists a platform to create great works of art. She seeks stories that matter and people who have something important to say.

Projects include Make Yourself At Home at Nuit Blanche Brussels,  Now Is The Time To Say Nothing at The Young Vic, Millions of Years for English National Opera at The British Museum, Dad Dancing with Second Hand Dance and Puffball at Battersea Arts Centre, Shadwell’s Tempest and Le Malade Imaginaire with OAE at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Shakespeare’s Fools, was chosen to represent the UK at the Prague Quadrennial 2015. Caroline often works with Improbable theatre company and is co-founder of The International Activities Club, a performance collective who focus on experimental, responsive and intercultural participatory performance. 

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Featured projects:

Can You Hear Me Now – I have received a commission with MAYK to produce a piece of performance connecting Bristol, Uganda and Rwanda. 

Who We Meet- my work supported by Arts Council England on segregation with Trinity Centre and IGNiTE will continue throughout 2017. 

The Police Project- a collaboration with award winning dancer Jonathan Goddard and sound artist Tom Parkinson working with an anonymous police officer exploring fear and violence in the police force supported by Arts Council England and Battersea Arts Centre to be previewed in Spring 2018. 


Can You Hear Me Now

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Can You Hear Me Now is an intercultural live performance experienced in Bristol (UK), Kampala (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda) simultaneously, commissioned by MAYK and led by artist Caroline Williams. Can you imagine if Theresa May had denied Britain access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp during the recent election?  A Ugandan teenager living in Kamapla would be able to tell you exactly how those things feel. Using digital technology to link remote performance spaces, teenage casts in Bristol, Kampala and Kigali will work together to explore their relationship with digital technology – does the internet do what we need it to do?

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Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

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Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is an interactive sound and video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflicts. The show is a provocation against armchair passivity. Using stunning video and immersive sound, it follows the real story of Syrian artist Reem Karssli as she captures her daily experience of the Syrian conflict on camera. We see what emerges when she is contacted by a group of teenagers from the UK who want to see beyond the footage they’ve watched on their TVs.

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