Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / © (Gropius, Walter). Rita Evans, Bauhaus Residenz 2021, Meisterhaus Muche, 14.9.2021. Foto: Pasemann, Domenik, 2021

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My sculptures, performances, workshops, drawings and films explore notions of presence, momentum and becoming. My process involves feedback methods of composing and improvising, to develop spaces of multiplicity, collectivity and communality. The sculptures become both actor and mediator of touch and movement. Each continues to evolve as part of a highly sensitive ecology of forms to explore a deep materiality of sound. These respond to the people and location they are created for – whether imaginary, site-specific or a combination of both. Chance and intuition remain intrinsic, where sometimes things happen and at other times they just crumble and collapse – my sculptures, drawings, soundscapes and diagrams document this continual process.

Link to an interview by Fay Nicholson for Salome Salmacis, March 2022.

Instrument on the Bauhaus Stage. Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, 2021

“There’s always a central connecting thing, whether that’s an object or the jelly-like surface you have in these drawings – there’s something that can be gathered around and then transformed by the presence of other people. I really love how in these (drawings), while you don’t have a physical breath, or physical bodies present because it’s a work on paper, that sense of gathering remains, even if it’s in the realm of a potential gathering, a potential togetherness. I find that really moving and really hopeful. I think we’re all trying to envision other possible ways of existence that we didn’t have to before and it’s almost like this is a strategy for that, which I really appreciate being able to see… “. From a conversation in 2020 with Amy Lay-Pettifer, Aleph Contemporary.

Installation of Poly Pipes at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity Open Studio, Fall 2018. Preparing for live performance. Photo Bradford Reed.

Do you consider the objects/instruments as temporary in the mediations of collaboration and togetherness? Or are they able to transcend into further sonic embodied experiences beyond the immediate interactions? A question posed to me during a workshop I devised for the Royal College of Art MA Contemporary Curating course. 

Multi Breath Poly Pipes at Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity, Canada. Photo by Daniella Sanader, 2018

“What first struck me about Rita’s work was its fearlessness about using wide-ranging technologies, combining the sophisticated with improvisatory and spontaneous practice. Her drawings showed a real similarity to the freedom, quirkiness, humour and enquiry intrinsic to Stephen Cripps’ sketches.” Anne Bean, Artist, Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award panel, 2015

“Rita stood out as an artist who was very motivated and spoke and illustrated a number of projects that were often ‘off the beaten track’. She already seemed to be wholeheartedly committed, with a number of engaging ideas, for projects that were well-orchestrated in her mind for Thurrock, the local environment and those who live and work there.”  Ron Haselden, Artist, Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award panel, 2015

Wool Matrix, 2015. Still from video documentation.

More online: 

A blog for Towner Eastbourne about my artist-in-residence commission Theatre of Sound in October 2020 here.

A blog about the beginnings of my instrument sculptures, workshops and performances in 2016/17 at Chisenhale Dance Space here.