Satelliser: a dance for the galleryJ Neve Harrington & coworkers

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Satelliser: a dance for the gallery is an experimental, interactive performance work realised by an intergenerational group of co-working artists, devised and led by award-winning artist J Neve Harrington.

Harrington brings this compelling, distinctive performance work to Bristol’s Arnolfini across 29th and 30th July, following hugely successful previous showings at BALTIC CCA, Gateshead (October 2021), Turner Contemporary, Margate (November 2021) and Nottdance 2022, at FABRIC’s IC4c (October 2022) as part of the CONTINUOUS Touring Network Performances.

Satelliser is a French verb which means to put into orbit.  Spanning podcasting, writing, speaking and dance, Satelliser brings together an international and intergenerational group of artists in conversation with audiences and guests. 

The live presentation, Satelliser: a dance for the gallery, is a durational performance in which the artist coworkers cycle through labours of moving, speaking, listening and resting over the course of a day, holding buoyant space for conversation to emerge throughout. 

The work was redeveloped in 2020/21, taking place online across 5 time zones and through multiple lockdowns. As the artists have each navigated upheaval, dislocation, political turmoil and changing personal circumstances, the process of being together in conversation has both amplified and challenged what they imagined this work might be and do. 

Co-workers in 2021/22: Shivaangee Agrawal, Bonni Bogya, Christine Bramwell, Karen Callaghan, Iris Chan, Emilyn Claid, Katye Coe, Mia Quimpo Gourlay, Alexandrina Hemsley, Amrita Hepi, elena rose light, Ngozi “N/A” Oparah, Amaara Raheem, Arabella Stanger, Louise Tanoto, Amanda Thompson, Else Tunemyr, Jay Yule.

Discover more from the world of Satelliser, J N Harrington and co-workers at satellising.com

Co-workers in 2023

  • Arabella Stranger
  • Bonni Bogya
  • Christine Bramwell
  • Iris Yi Po Chan 陳以葆
  • Jay Yule
  • Jia-Yu Corti
  • Katye Coe
  • Lorna Fox
  • Mia Quimpo Gourlay
  • Ngozi Oparah
  • Siobhan Davies

J Neve Harrington

J Neve Harrington is an interdisciplinary artist whose works include movement, text and conversation, installation, costume and space design. She works mainly in gallery and non-stage spaces where her work prioritises explorations around access, play, agency, confrontation by times/scales beyond the human, neurodivergent experiences of information processing and attention.  Harrington’s recent works include: kaleidoscopic dance and sound work Screensaver Series (2018), doomsday clock never closer to midnight (2019), UNFRIENDING (2021) and storage for future sunsets (2020) a commission from Scottish Dance Theatre & V&A Dundee, which features set, film and costumes created by Harrington. She works regularly in collaboration, including with long-term dance collaborator Elisa Vassena. 

Satelliser: a dance for the gallery (2016/2021) by Harrington & coworkers has toured to BALTIC CCA, Turner Contemporary and NottDance and is forthcoming at Arnolfini, Bristol in 2023 with CONTINUOUS Network. A digital publication – www.satellising.com – accompanies the live performances, offering insight into the processes and contexts surrounding the work. 

In Autumn 2023 Harrington will premiere SOME TIMES with shows at Dance City Newcastle and Sadler’s Wells London. She is currently developing FIVES, a new work for young audiences for Choreodome with The Place.


Costumes for Satelliser were designed and made by J Neve Harrington.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Fondation Boghossian/ Villa Empain residency and performance programme 2016, Bosse & Baum, Spont Fest/ Copeland Gallery and Siobhan Davies Dance artist-curator mentorship scheme 2014/15.

Also developed in London & Brussels with: Vanessa Abreu, Charlie Ashwell, Mirte Boegart, Temitope Ajose Cutting, Elodie Escarmelle, Lena Kimming, Liz Kinoshita, Rosemary Lee, Ines López Carrasco, Alice MacKenzie, Erik Nevin, Grace Nicol, Katja Nyqvist, Stella Papi, Lizzie Sells, Shannon Stewart, Elisa Vassena, Ana Cristina Velasquez, Karin Verbruggen & Katie Vickers



  • 16.10.21

    Satelliser: a dance for the gallery

    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • 17.10.21

    Satelliser: a dance for the gallery

    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • 20.11.21

    Satelliser: a dance for the gallery

    Turner Contemporary, Margate

  • 21.11.21

    Satelliser: a dance for the gallery

    Turner Contemporary, Margate


John Ellerman Foundation