Rebecca Birch (1978) is London-based and is a graduate of Goldsmiths (2001) and The Slade (2007). Recent exhibitions and projects include White Screen at The Agency, London, Lanskip at HMK, Holland, 37 Days to Know a Mountain, at GaleriAneks, Poznan and Widescreen, Polaroid, Paperback, at The Hepworth Wakefield, created in collaboration with seven young people as part of the participatory research project Space to Engage. Later this year she will show new work at Quare, London and The Great Central, Leicester.
Rebecca Birch’s work uses conversation, video and performance and is frequently created in response to specific locations. She has carried out residencies, research and created performances at locations including The Banff Centre, Canada, in the town of Inuvik in the Arctic Circle and whilst driving north in her Hyundai Getz. Birch frequently creates situations for other artists to respond to, including the performance framework MicroPerformance (presented at various locations, including Milton Keynes Gallery and The Whitechapel) and LEDGE, a project space on her bedroom windowsill. Birch works with the artist Rob Smith as Field Broadcast, an online live broadcast project experimenting with proximity, performance and location. Field Broadcast is a commissioned project for the 2012 Tatton Park Biennial.
For Portrait of Space Rebecca Birch is taking people on a road trip:
Blackrock Road Trip
a drive – a film – a drive
duration: 40 minutes
audience: 3 per trip
driver / projectionist: Rebecca Birch
vehicle: 2004 red Hyundai Getz
email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat
all trips depart from Portrait of Space, Clonlea Studios, 28B Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co, Dublin, Ireland
trips at 3pm Friday 9th September, 3pm Saturday 10th September, 10am and 3pm Sunday 11th September