Director - collective act
Jennifer Crook is the Director of Collective Act, leading the creative vision and delivery of ‘Dreamachine’ - a one-of-a-kind immersive experience created in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artists Assemble, Grammy and Mercury-nominated composer Jon Hopkins and a team of leading technologists, scientists and philosophers - commissioned as part of Unboxed: Creativity in the UK.
Jennifer has led critically acclaimed public projects for festivals and arts organisations around the world, including Artichoke, 14-18 NOW, Burning Man and the London 2012 Festival. She has nearly two decades’ experience creating ambitious and award-winning interdisciplinary commissions in a diverse range of locations, from rooftops to pavements, and clifftops to forest floors, collaborating with artists including Olafur Eliasson, Danny Boyle, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Jeremy Deller.
From building (and burning) a 72ft community-built temple in a contested interface area set between Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland, to re-enacting the largest rebellion of enslaved people in US history in the Deep South at a time of deep political and social division, Jennifer has built an international reputation for working collaboratively with artists to realise their ambitions and make the impossible, possible. She is driven by the ethos of creating transformative participatory events that build connections and show the very real potential for art to create change.