Rebecca Davis’ work encompasses performance, installation and sculpture. She recently choreographed three works in collaboration with visual artists Allora & Calzadilla for the U.S. Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, and for the 11 Rooms exhibition in the Manchester International Festival.
Davis is a 2010-2012 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Her work has been supported by commissions from The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Howl Festival and by grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the American Music Center. She has been in residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Bogliasco Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop, and The Field. Her work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Chelsea Art Museum, The Old American Can Factory, P.S. 122, DiverseWorks (Houston, TX), and Performance Works Northwest (Portland, OR).
Davis was a Re-performer of Point of Contact in the Marina Abramovic retrospective: The Artist is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010. She has danced for Kathy Westwater since 2009 and has also performed in the work of Ursula Eagly, Deborah Hay, and Juliette Mapp.
Davis is a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method.
During her Swing Space residency, Davis will develop Restless Nest. Restless Nest and its five performers molt and mutate. Masses of used twist-ties, cardboard and old clothes collected over one year are reassembled into new forms that generate the sound, light and choreography. Restless Nest is performed by turns in darkness and in light by Erin Cairns, Carolyn Hall, Kay Ottinger, Ruby The Snake, and Gretchen Weber. It asks you to notice when you are seeing and when you are hearing, stimulating your range of perception through an interplay of sight and sound.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist