Rebecca Collins is an artist, researcher and lecturer working at the intersection between contemporary performance and sound studies. Her practice, grounded in specific sites or communities, investigates the relationships between social, political and cultural phenomena.
She is interested in how critical, fictional and performative interventions might cultivate attention towards our contemporary condition indicating potential levers for change. She is concerned with sharing her scholarship and practice through multiple outcomes which might include performed material, exhibitions, screenings, workshops and publications.
With Linda O’Keeffe she co-organises Women In Sound/Women On Sound (WISWOS), a research network which profiles and supports women working in sound and music technology. She collaborates with Johanna Linsley on Stolen Voices, a project which uses eavesdropping to physically mine specific geographical locations for ‘sonorous data’. She is an associate artist at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and with Newcastle-based theatre makers Cap-a-Pie. She is a member of TaPRA and Artea, an interdisciplinary research group based in Spain.
Rebecca is Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. She received a PhD in Theatre and Performance from Aberystwyth University. Prior to this, she was awarded an MA in Performance and a BA in English and Drama, both from Queen Mary University of London. She also received a subsequent MA from the University of Alcala de Henares (Madrid) in Performance and Visual Cultures.
Photo Credit: GIFT 2017 Richard Kenworthy
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