Becky Edmunds is an artist and filmmaker. Originally trained as a dancer and choreographer, she worked in live performance until 2000, when she began to explore a moving image practice. She has collaborated with a wide range of artists and organisations to create video works, including METIS, Brighton Oasis Project, Rosemary Lee, Station House Opera, Blast Theory, Rajni Shah, Fiona Wright, Caroline Bowditch, Gill Clarke, Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Studios, Arts Council England and various dance agencies.
Becky has a choreographic moving image practice, which seeks to deepen the screen application of dance practice. The choreographic concerns of the rhythm, pattern and dynamic flow of movement, are combined with a documentary practice to produce works that are a hybrid of the observed and the constructed. Her short films and installations have been shown at film festivals internationally. She was artist in residence at both Videodanza BA in Argentina and SHOOT Dance for Camera Festival in Sweden. Her feature documentary Turn Your Fucking Head was published by Routledge in 2014.
From 2010 to 2015 Becky worked in collaboration with fellow artist Lucy Cash under the company name of straybird - a platform for co-curated and co-directed projects. straybird developed and produced a number of innovative projects including the curation of the What If... and What Matters festivals at Siobhan Davies Studios.
Most recently, Becky has been exploring an approach to the reuse of archive materials, creating a 27 episode web series called To Be Continued which used archive footage to bring a series of found journals to life.
Becky also has a developing embroidery practice. She uses the slowness of stitch to explore rhythm and pattern and to express her frustration at a patriarchal society that seems increasingly redundant.
Becky teaches moving image practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
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