Rhiannon Evans is the first DWELL RESIDENCY artist.
Her residency began in October 2019 and is ongoing.
Beyond Cardinal South 2016 Solargram
"Still rooted in social engagement, a dialogical aesthetic and concepts of a dynamic archive; intimate exchanges through written text and spoken word have been increasingly coming into focus in my work.
Hayley Newman and Sally O’Reilly’s Writing for Performance workshop Slow Moving Words at the Ikon, Birmingham completely changed my relationship with ‘words’; whilst my most recent developing visual imagery examines the current pervading attempts to categorise, contain and measure personal communications and experience, through digital analytics platforms and other systems.
Following a recent solo exhibition, Contingent Passages at Cornerstone Arts, Didcot and the collaborative Summer Residency with artists and biotechnology research scientists at OVADA Studios Oxford, I am using my DWELL time to mull over the various strands of my practices, and examine their ties; the attachments, restrictions and future possibilities.
DWELL is providing me with essential retreat; the opportunity to step back from collaborative making for a while into a quiet and contemplative space of solitary reflection, before moving forwards in new directions."