Deniz Johns is artist-in-residency at arts2- media. Deniz Johns has worked as a dancer/performer and choreographer since 1996. She went to Japan in 2001 in search of Ankoko Buyo, later known as Butoh dance formed by Tatsumi Hijikata, and Kazuo Ono. In Tokyo, she began to work with the choreographer Tetsuro Fukuhara and his company Tokyo Space Dance. Between 2001 and 2005 she has carried on working with Tokyo Space Dance, in Tokyo, Istanbul and finally in the UK. In 2006 she turned to filmmaking and began her degree in Film Studies in Cambridge, at Anglia Ruskin University. Since then she has been studying experimental/art filmmaking in theory and practise. She recently collaborated with Seven Sisters Group in dance research project called ‚Behind the Scenes‘ in The Place and The Queen Elisabeth Hall London as a filmmaker.
Her interests are representations of time and space in film, along with architecture and architectural design in relation with body and performance.