Jenny Kagan is an artist and a Lighting Designer with 30 years of experience making theatre and art.
Her work as a lighting designer covered a wide range of genres. She lit new productions of the classics at regional theatres such as Edinburgh Lyceum, Bristol Old Vic and Nottingham Playhouse, and worked extensively on new writing at the Bush and Soho theatres among others. For many years she worked internationally on large scale productions for Cameron Mackintosh, lighting productions which included Miss Saigon, Oliver!, Les Miserables and Oklahoma! on the West End, on Broadway, and in major cities around the world.
Throughout that time Jenny collaborated with others on work that is closer to the practices exhibited in Out of Darkness. This includes Hoxton Story, an intimate site-specific walkabout performance through a regenerated London community, created in collaboration with Lisa Goldman and the Red Room and Social Cinema @ The Scoop, a site-specific intervention and film programme installed for London Architecture Biennale 2006 and created in collaboration with 51% Studios, as well as several projects with Tom McCarthy and the INS at the Cubitt Gallery and the ICA.
A complete change of direction which included a period studying architecture at the Architectural Association and completing a BA in drawing led to her engaging in a new form of practice which culminated in Out of Darkness and continues to develop.