Joshua Bilton is a visual artist making socially engaged artwork through workshops, performance and video. His current research is looking into how ritual, storytelling and myth-making can be used to connect communities to their natural environment. Within his work, Joshua is interested in creating social sculptures and participatory processes that make a collective space for gathering, healing, meditation, quietness and lament.
During the last two years the output of his work has taken the form of participatory performances, that include sound, choreography and audience interaction. These immersive performances have been shown as part of a 6 month residency at the Wellcome Collection, a two-year residency at the Canal and River Trust, a commission for Kettle’s Yard and a series of research workshops at Tate Exchange.