photo: Scott Smith
Becky Edmunds is a video artist and documentary film maker. Originally trained as a dancer and choreographer, she worked in live performance until 2000, when she moved into a screen based practice. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists and organisations to create video works, including Rosemary Lee, Station House Opera, Blast Theory, Rajni Shah, Fiona Wright, Caroline Bowditch, Gill Clarke, Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Studios, Arts Council England and various dance agencies.
Becky also has a choreographic moving image practice, which seeks to deepen the screen application of dance practice. The choreographic concerns of the rhythm, pattern and dynamic flow of movement, are combined with a documentary practice to produce works that are a hybrid of the observed and the constructed. Her short films and installations have been shown at film festivals internationally. She was artist in residence at both Videodanza BA in Argentina and SHOOT Dance for Camera Festival in Sweden. Her feature documentary Turn Your Fucking Head was published by Routledge in 2014.
From 2010 to 2015 Becky worked in collaboration with fellow artist Lucy Cash under the company name of straybird - a platform for co-curated and co-directed projects. straybird developed and produced a number of innovative projects including the curation of the What If... and What Matters festivals at Siobhan Davies Studios; Small Matters and Stray Gifts (to be claimed by whoever shall find) at Dance Umbrella; two films for the Siobhan Davies Space, (Seven Ways South and Walker), as well as What Matters a short documentary for Arts Council England which was shown as the opening film at SOTA 2012.
Becky teaches screendance and moving image practice at a range of instituions and is an associate artist with Blast Theory.
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