Jenn Nkiru, Filmmaker 


CRXSS PLATFXRM is an arts platform showcasing under the radar Street Culture. We are devoted to supporting innovative artists who work to cross-pollinate their ideas, perspectives and art mediums.

 This year we will see the return of our flagship festival NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM which is curated by artist, choreographer and innovator Ivan Blackstock. In 2018, the festival took place at Copeland Gallery in Peckham. The event consisted of five rooms that featured live performances, art installations, photography and other visual art.

Since our launch in 2016, we have featured and commissioned various artworks by multidisciplinary artists including a series of 3D Gifs by Kate Bones, a female skateboarding short film directed by Naomi Berrio Allen and a promenade live dance performance for Turning Tides Festival choreographed by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy MBE.


Ivan blackstock - Artistic director

Photo Credit - Alex Rice

Photo Credit - Alex Rice

Peckham born & raised, Ivan Blackstock began his career training at The Place. Ivan soon started working on music videos with artists such as Dizzee Rascal and Neneh Cherry; adverts with brands like Adidas, Reebok and Samsung and television programmes with broadcasters like the BBC.

 After establishing a successful commercial career, Ivan went on to create his own work as well as co-found BirdGang Dance Company. This led to the creation of the critically acclaimed production A Harlem Dream at The Young Vic, where Ivan was appointed Associate Artist.

 Most recently Ivan Blackstock has focused primarily on being an independent artist and creating work via his alter ego SWNSNG. His work can be described as intense, thought- provoking and political dance theatre. Ivan has been presented at events like Sadler’s Well’s Breakin’ Conventional Festival, Latitude Festival and The National Theatre’s outdoor programme.

Ivan Blackstock





In addition to showcasing innovative new work to audiences, CRXSS PLATFXRM aims to create new opportunities for artists to collaborate, to connect with promoters and programmers and to engage with audiences outside established cultural venues.

If you are an artist within Street Culture, interested in collaborating or developing work that connects with Street Culture please click here to get in touch or follow us on social media for the latest opportunities.

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