About Us

About Igneous

IGNEOUS, based in Brisbane and established in 1997, creates multimedia movement-based performances for the stage, screen and alternative spaces, documentary, photography, and conducts forums, workshops and master-classes nationally and internationally.
Igneous has had work presented in numerous international festivals across a broad spectrum, including dance, screendance, new media, art & disability, puppetry, live art & visual theatre. Igneous also publishes and produces in collaboration with partner artists and organisations.

Their interests lay in research, process, interaction and diversity. They utilise artistic skills, clumsiness, true stories, abstraction, details of daily life, the spectacular and the unspectacular. They explore ideas, issues, meanings, nuances and analogies.
Projects are driven primarily by the co-artistic directors Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham. Collaborating artists are sought for most projects, and some collaborators have worked on multiple projects. https://igneous.org.au and Archive of Igneous former website

About Suzon

SUZON FUKS is an artist bridging art, science and the environment, using body-based practices, the moving image, photography and interactive technologies.
Suzon was born in Brussels, where she trained in dance, theatre and music at Lilian Lambert Academy (69-76) and completed her Masters in Visual Arts at La Cambre (79-84), a school formed on the Bauhaus philosophy, examining how different artistic disciplines inform each other. She has lived in Australia since 1996.
Suzon has been Co-Artistic Director of the multi-arts organisation Igneous since its inception in 97 with James Cunningham, her long-term collaborator. Multi-award-winner, she also received the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship and Copeland Fellowship.
She initiated and founded the online platform Waterwheel, dedicated to water issues. http://water-wheel.net 1,500 artists, scientists, activists, teachers & youth from 34 countries and 81 locations took part in the project, which is archived since mid-2016. In 2015, she was a facilitator of the 30,000+ visitors to Marina Abramovic’s installation “In Residence” in Sydney. http://suzonfuks.net

About James

JAMES CUNNINGHAM is a performance, movement, video and networked performance artist working in social, environmental and architectural surroundings, exploring the limits of bodily perception, performativity and the relationality of one’s self with others, objects,and environment. He graduated in Dance Performance from the Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide, in 1988.
Cunningham is Co-Artistic Director of Igneous since 1997. With Igneous, he has co-choreographed and performed in stage shows, performance-installations, video-dance works and networked/online performances in festivals and cities around the world, including Nuit Blanche Toronto (“Mirage”), BIAM Paris (“Body in Question”), and Theater Der Welt Stuttgart (“Liquid Skin”).
Since 2007, he engages in durational stillness and conscious walking, in built and unbuilt environments, with and without audience, and with and without the participation of others. He explores the performative possibilities of these elements in live art festivals, conferences and videos. http://cunningham.igneous.org.au