Promotional image for performance Satelliser by Janine Harrington and Coworkers.

from October 2021

Satelliser: a dance for the galleryJ Neve Harrington & coworkers

Image: Christa Holka

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 has been 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. 

Coworkers 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. Find out more.

Satelliser: a dance for the gallery will tour to BALTIC (Gateshead) on 16 & 17 October 2021, Turner Contemporary (Margate) on 20 & 21 November  2021, Bluecoat (Liverpool) in June 2022.

Podcast and digital publication release in late 2021.

Coworkers in 2021/2:

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

Find out more

J Neve Harrington

J Neve Harrington is an artist whose work includes writing, choreography, drawing, video, 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, neuroqueer experiences of attention, listening and learning. Her recent works include Screensaver Series (Edinburgh Fringe, Inkonst Malmö, Wellcome Collection), storage for future sunsets (Scottish Dance Theatre & V&A Dundee), UNFRIENDING (The Place) and never closer to midnight (Reading University).


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