Rhiannon Armstrong makes work under the lifelong series title Instructions for Empathetic Living. She places conversation at the centre of her practice in order to address important subjects in an accessible manner.
The work includes performance, public engagement, installation and research, and she undertakes consultancy work specialising in interaction and accessibility. Her one-to-one performance and archive project The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid has been shown throughout the UK and internationally, and in 2015 was commissioned by The Space at Battersea Arts Centre as a web-based digital art work.
Rhiannon is an associate artist with experimental theatre company Coney, and regularly collaborates with others as a creator, performer, and musician: most recently with Rachel Mars on Our Carnal Hearts (Total Theatre Award winner 2017) Chris Goode and Company, and Kings of England.
In collaboration with curator Simon Gould, Rhiannon has created two expansive research-led exhibitions and events programmes, ‘INK’ (UCL, 2010) and ‘BONE’ (Florence Nightingale Museum, 2012).
From 2009-2012 Rhiannon undertook research and curatorial work with Roehampton University’s Professor of Performance and Visual Culture Adrian Heathfield as part of the AHRC funded project Performance Matters.
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