A b o u t
" Just the thought of Daniel Oliver's sardonically sweet, grimly optimistic work makes me break out in sweat. I love it, like the way the tree loves the axe! ” - Stacy Makishi (Performance Artist)
Daniel Oliver is a performance artist, lecturer, and researcher. He makes raucous, dyspraxic-led performance worlds with mysterious and complex back stories that audiences are drawn into and take roles in. These worlds can be raucous, deceptively layered and complex, loud, unpredictable, and rude, but also kind, attentive and open adapt to audience experience and actions. His work has been platformed throughout the UK and overseas for over 20 years, including at the Barbican; Tate Modern and Tate Britain; The Yard Theatre, CAC Glasgow, Forest Fringe, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich; University of the Arts, Helsinki, and Texas A&M University. He is currently an associate artist at Cambridge Junction. He has published writing on neurodiversity, audience participation, and the value of celebrating awkwardness.