Rebecca Riggs-Bennett (or Elsewhere/Rebecca) is an emerging sound and performance artist, sound designer, electronic music producer and director working on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja (Perth, WA). Her practice is interdisciplinary, often engaged with community, and branches across performance, installation and live music. She focuses on the dramaturgy of sound and works to highlight its ability to share stories or influence feelings, whether that be through participation, immersion or interactivity. She has an interest in sharing experiences that can't always be seen, and works with field recordings, conducted audio interviews, archival audio and electronic music in order to create her pieces.
Since studying electronic music production at SAE Institute, Rebecca has presented work, worked on projects and taken up residencies/labs with Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth Festival, The Blue Room Theatre, pvi collective, Arts House (VIC), Cool Change Contemporary, WA Youth Theatre Company, Riptide Youth Theatre Company, Crack Theatre Festival (NSW) and Glastonbury Festival (UK).
Rebecca is currently commencing Practice Transition at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with a focus on how sound and theatre coexist in form and space.
Photography by Sarah Sim