Natalie Sharp is a British artist, musician, and radical body activist, known for her boundary-pushing work that challenges societal norms and explores the possibilities of the human body. Natalie has a multidisciplinary practice, which encompasses performance art, music, sculpture, and costume design.
Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican writer and academic who works as a senior lecturer in Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. His non-fiction book, The Possibility of Tenderness: A Jamaican Search for Freedom in Nature is out in 2024.
Somerset House Studios resident Sam Williams is a visual artist and filmmaker working between moving image, performance and installation. Sam has exhibited and screened work at institutions including Baltic39, The Lowry, Somerset House, Siobhan Davies Dance, Jerwood Space, Tate Britain, Sadler’s Wells and the V&A Museum.
Dr Nafeez Ahmed is a systems theorist, change strategist, and investigative journalist, formerly of The Guardian and Vice. He is creator of the Age of Transformation newsletter on systems thinking for what Nafeez calls the ‘global phase shift’ and Director of the Futures Lab at Unitas Communications.
Our ways of working aren’t working. How can art offer new ways of being outside of the values of hustle culture?
How can we make time free? We contemplate different ways of experiencing time beyond the linear.
How can the soft body challenge social hierarchies?
Soft Life is produced by Alannah Chance and Axel Kacoutié
With sound by Axel Kacoutié and additional music by Ellen Zweig