Rebecca Collins

Artist Researcher Practicing Listening & Indiscipline
Spain, United Kingdom (residence), United Kingdom (citizenship) °1982
research interests: Listening, sound art, Practice-as-research, Dramaturgy, Eavesdropping, artistic research, creative writing, creative-led research, creative process, aurality, sonic, Contemporary art, Contemporary performance, installation, science and art, transdiciplinarity, physics, theatre
affiliation: Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Rebecca Collins is an award-winning artist researcher 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. Rebecca is interested in how critical, fictional and performative interventions might cultivate attention towards our contemporary condition indicating potential levers for change. 

Rebecca's work has featured on 'Ars Sonora' a sound art program broadcast on Spanish National Radio, Resonance FM, BBC Wales, BBC Newcastle and Radiophrenia. Her writing has been published in Contemporary Theatre Review, M/C Journal of Media and Culture,  Ambiances, Arts (MDPI) and Bricks from the Kiln amongst others. Her first album Stolen Voices OO1 was shortlisted for a New Music Scotland Award in 2021. In 2022 she was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity for her contribution to Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES). She is currently the principle investigator of 'Parametres for Understanding Uncertainty' and is currently listening in what happened in the during the first few minutes of the Universe. Her first book 'Sonic Detection: Necessary Notes for Art and Performance' will be published open access with Punctum in 2023.