Dylan Spencer-Davidson

Selected projects: Volksbühne, Cabaret Voltaire, Cashmere Radio, Tropez, Haus N, Ashley, Evening Class, Bibliothek Andreas Züst

Dylan Spencer-Davidson’s practice spans performance, video, workshops, sound and writing. His works aim to question how we relate, speak and listen to each other. By challenging the violences of normativity and exploring the emotional and neuroqueer territories that lie beneath, his work proposes alternative forms of collaboration and vulnerability. Within his pedagogical practice, he facilitates experimental spaces for peer learning, collaboration and for negotiating power imbalances and access needs.

He has collaborated and performed with artists including Joan Jonas, Allora & Calzadilla, Jeremy Shaw, Justin Kennedy & Emma Howes, Nile Koetting, Jeremy Nedd and Frieda Toranzo Jaeger. He is a co-founder of linguistic.services and makes websites for clients in the cultural and non-profit sector.


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2024 (upcoming)

Affective Dynamics Study Group, KinoKiosk, Berlin (Video installation)


The Wake, Belle Santos, Transmediale Studio, Berlin (Performer)
Field of Study, Mirror Institution (Workshop)
Honey, Vol. 2 (Guest editor with Mars Dietz) – forthcoming
Performance with Joy Mariama Smith, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (Performance)


Collective Display of Affection, Camden Arts Centre (Workshop)
How to study together, Peripheral Alliances, Bavaria (Workshop)
Choreography for CFCL Paris Fashion Week show, SS2023 (Choreography)


Guest tutor at Rupert Alternative Education Programme
Doubles, Jacob Peter Kovner (Performer)


Affective Dynamics Study Group, Volksbuehne Berlin
Selected for Peer Forum at Camden Arts Centre, London (Residency)
Phase Shifting Index, Jeremy Shaw, Centre Pompidou, Paris (Performer in Cathartic Technologies video)
Love under the sign of Teletrex, Edward Herring, BBC/NTS, London (Performer)
He's Dead, marikiscrycrycry, The Yard Theatre, London (Sound research)


The way I feel under your command, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (Solo performance)
Age of majority, TROPEZ, Berlin (Performance)
EVER, Nika Neelova The Tetley, Leeds (Sound installation)
Temporary relief: Listening session with Lauryn Youden, Raumstation.cc, Zürich (Performance, Residency)
The way I feel under your command, Royal Academy Schools, London (Solo performance)
Soft shell hard core #5, Royal College of Art, London (Solo performance)
Balance of Power by Allora & Calzadilla, Tate Modern, London (Performer)
And yet we are becoming, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (Dramaturgy)
Die Kammer, Verena Buttmann, Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf (Performer)


I don’t feel safe to tell you, Haus N, Athens (Duet performance)
Soft shell hard core #1-#4, Ashley, Berlin, Low Text, Berlin, OUTPOST, Norwich and FS, Liverpool (Solo performance)
SOFT SHELL HARD CORE, Edit magazine, No.76, 2018 (Press)
Alive... & then some, Justin Kennedy & Emma Howes, Ateneu, Porto (Performer)
Joan Jonas retrospective, Tate Modern, London (Performer)
The soul is quickened in her grave, Lauryn Youden, Very, Berlin (Sound design)
AMAZE performance, Alt_Cph 2018 (Sound design)


Lindsay Lohan, The Myth of the Premium Dance Experience, HotWheels Projects, Athens (Group exhibition)
Infinite Diegesis, Gossamer Fog, London (Group exhibition),
Lately, Evening Class, London (Performance)
Weportal at Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Performance)
Lovesickfuck, Guest Projects, London (Performance)
Survival strategies for a hostile environment, Studio Voltaire, London (Performance)