Rebecca Sharp

“ a vision which is perhaps nearer the truth than we know.” Meg Bateman

“powerful and richly contemporary” The Scotsman

“fascinatingly complex, audacious and at times brain-poppingly clever work.” Herald Scotland

Rebecca Sharp is a writer from Glasgow. Her guiding interest is in exploring the intersections between ideas and artistic practice, creating innovative projects, often in collaboration with other artists. Her own practice regularly extends beyond writing to include directing, producing and performing. Her work reflects a wide range of interests and influences: storytelling and folklore, landscape and map-making, ideas of North, archaeology, the voice and multiple voices, memory, reverberation and layering, absence and presence – and a pervading interest in the interconnectivity of all these things. Plays include Last Child (Arches Glasgow, 2001; HERE Arts Center NYC, 2002) and Danger: Hollow Sidewalk (Arches Glasgow, 2006). As artist-in-residence with Metal Liverpool in 2009-2010, she created The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumière, a series of poems with original score, a book, CD and run of site-specific performances. Fathoming: setting poetry to silk is a series of poems and silk objects with artist Eva Fulinova, exhibited at the Bluecoat, Liverpool in 2010. Little Forks / Forcan Beaga (2010-2013) has been supported by Creative Scotland, the Gaelic Books Council and the Highland Council as a live literature performance and book, which continues to tour in English and Gaelic. Unmapped is a series of poems and paintings with artist Anna King, which exhibited at StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Kelly Gallery in 2013. In 2013 she was selected to participate in Scottish Poetry Library / Edinburgh Printmakers’ project The Written Image, pairing poets and printmakers to make new work for exhibition (Fun-Kong, with Mathew Carey Simos). Rules of the Moon is a new performance, devised and performed with sound artist and composer Philip Jeck, first shown in October 2013 (The Bluecoat, Liverpool). Rebecca is especially interested in examining the creative process and regularly shares these findings through readings, talks and workshops – including at the Universities of Glasgow, Dundee and Liverpool, Poetry Library London, Scottish Poetry Library, StAnza and the Wordsworth Trust.

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