Picture taken during performance of MEET JOY (2020) at Grow Tottenham | 18.01.20
Crispin is an artist working with performance, installation and film to investigate queer structures, focus, the body in motion, insidious violence, and disability. He also works as a Director and Assistant Director in Opera.

His ongoing collaborative work with composer Jonathan Packham interrogates the performative capabilities of Virtual Reality and its conceptual ties to fluid understandings of gender and sexuality.

In 2017, alongside Dancer/Researcher Marcus Bell, he set up MaloMalo; a platform for developing radical collaborative installations that are centred on dance.

CREDITS

As a Director, his credits include PREPARE IT (MY BODY) (Barbican Pit Theatre), A Father Is Looking For His Daughter (Cockpit Theatre), Last Thursday (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), A Hand of Bridge (Waterperry Opera Festival), Carmen and Orpheus and Eurydice (Durham Opera Ensemble). His video and performance installations have been shown at club spaces and galleries in the UK and Berlin, including ...Was Already Screaming Its Name at Alte Münze in Berlin, MEET JOY (2020) with Riposte in London, and Self Portrait Experiments in 360 at Live Art Bistro in Leeds.

He is also a Staff Director at English National Opera and works internationally as a freelance Assistant Director. His credits include The Marriage of Figaro (Joe Hill-Gibbins, ENO), Britten on Film (Keith Warner, NOS), La Boheme (Jonathan Miller, ENO), Il Barberi di Siviglia (Stephen Barlow, Grange Festival), The Lighthouse (Jack Furness, Hackney Showrooms) and Written on Skin (Jack Furness, Mariinsky Theatre).

Pronouns: He/Him