Artist in Residence

Lizzie Thomson works in the field of performing arts as a dancer, choreographer, writer and educator. Her work explores tensions between idiosyncratic and shared movement practices and the ways historical forces continue to surge through our bodily presence. She has collaborated and performed in Australia and internationally in works by numerous artists including Rosalind Crisp, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Jane McKernan, Mette Edvardsen, Janet Laurence, Angela Goh, Ivey Wawn, Emma Fielden, Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas. Lizzie’s writing has been published in books including The Gesture of Writing (2024): a project by Mette Edvardsen; In Perpetuity (2020): a project by Ivey Wawn; Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2019): a project by Mette Edvardsen (2019); and Performing Process: Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice (2018), as well as in several journals, exhibition catalogues and bespoke publications. She has guest edited journal issues on dance for Runway Australian Experimental Art (Issue #36 DANCE) and for Critical Path’s Critical Dialogues (Issue #9 DANCE/VISUAL/ART). Lizzie lives and works on unceded Wangal country.

During her residency in Kristiansand, Lizzie is developing a new writing project that responds to arcane works by European proto-feminists and to the early modern closet as a site for personal expression, veiled political critique and private performance. 

Photo credit: Sidsel Jørgensen