Block9 are Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher a creative duo specialising in radical set and environment design. Based in East London, we design and produce artworks, installations and live events as well as television, film and stage sets.
'Innovative live music and performance programming form a major part of Block9's festival work. We construct complete temporary realities. Our unique venues – Genosys, The NYC Downlow or The London Underground for example - are musical utopias where fantastical structures are built around specific musical genres, resulting in powerful immersive experiences. Every detail of our installations; everything that you see, hear or feel - the music, set design, props, lighting, staff, performers - has all been carefully orchestrated by us' - Block9, May 2015
Block9 work with a diverse range of freelance artisans in order to realise our ideas. We also frequently partner with other artists, directors, composers, choreographers and filmmakers to produce new work.
We are active in developing the skills of young people looking for careers in the arts. Since 2010 we have partnered with The Roundhouse Theatre, London to deliver mentoring/educational programmes across a range of disciplines including technical theatre, video art, film-making, drama and creative production.