• Nowhere

    Nowhere. Spain, 2005 – 2011.
    Curator/Queen of Arts, Board Member, and Founder of nonprofit branch of festival Nowhere (growingnowhere).
    Nowhere is an event which is hard to explain. You could say its the European version of Burning Man.
    It’s a week long “project” in the desert (in Northern Spain), based on an ethos of radical self reliance and participation.… Read the rest

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    San Francisco,  2012 – present.
    Artistic Director and Producer.
    THIS IS WHAT I WANT is a five year old annual performance festival in San Francisco about desire. The festival was started by Jesse Hewit, and is now artistically directed by Tessa Wills.… Read the rest

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  • Streetsoul

    Streetsoul. Tower Hamlets, East London. 2004 – 2009.
    Founder and Executive Director.
    Streetsoul was a non profit organisation founded by Tessa Wills and developed with Nichola Geismar, Aneka Lees, Lucy Angel John and Natalie Parchment. digestive health nausea. The project was based in Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets East London and ran from 2004 to 2010.… Read the rest

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Tessa Wills is a live artist

and choreographer with a background in music. She is from England, trained in central Europe and now lives in San Francisco. Her work elevates flaws and wounds as portals, ways of staging humanity, and often integrates eroticism to charge the pieces, which happen primarily on stage and video. Aside from the relentless pull of desire, her current practice is inspired by Hermits and professional mourning.

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