Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory
Rebecca Collins is an award-winning artist researcher working at the intersection between contemporary performance and sound. Her main research interests are listening, performance, sound studies, and creative/critical writing. Rebecca’s practice focuses on the dynamics of the sonic operating within specific environments, and technologies, to explore methodologies of writing, making contemporary performance and sound art. Her first album Stolen Voices 001 was shortlisted for a New Music Scotland Award in 2021. Her first book publication Sonic Detection: Necessary Notes for Art and Performance, co-authored with Johanna Linsley, is forthcoming with punctum books (2023). Her current project ‘Parameters for Understanding Uncertainty’ (P4UU) explores how listening intervenes with unresolved scientific conundrums. To date this work has engaged over a quarter of a million people.
She lives in Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland but also regularly works in Madrid, Spain.