Janine Harrington is an artist whose work includes writing, dance and choreography, drawing, video, installation, costume and space design. Her work prioritises explorations around access, play, agency, confrontation by times/scales beyond the human, neuroqueer experiences of information processing and attention.
Janine’s recent works include: UNFRIENDING (The Place 3rd yr. commission 2021), storage for future sunsets (Scottish Dance Theatre/ V&A Dundee commission 2020/21), good luck, dinosaur (2020), never closer to midnight (Reading University commission 2019), Screensaver Series (2018), The Human Clock (AIR commission 2013) and Satelliser: a dance for the gallery (2016/21) presented at BALTIC CCA, Gateshead UK and Turner Contemporary, Margate UK with CONTINUOUS Network (Siobhan Davies Studios and BALTIC CCA). A digital publication and podcast series satellising.com, accompanies the live performances, offering insight into the processes and contexts surrounding the work.
Janine’s background is in visual arts, psychology and dance. As a performer she has worked within museum and gallery contexts across Europe including Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Beyeler, Venice Biennale, Het Stedelijk, Kiasma, Fondation Boghossian. She was a board member of Chisenhale Dance Space in London 2020-22 and was involved with Engagement Arts Belgium 2017/18. Janine works to support other artists with access through grant-writing, and mentors around neurodiversity in dance. Prints and postcards are available in her online shop.
Landscape header image by Roswitha Chester.
Portrait images by Christa Holka.