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Rhiannon Armstrong

Rhiannon Armstrong (UK/CAN) is a transdisciplinary artist making work under the lifelong series title Instructions for Empathetic Living. Working across relational performance and interventionist digital practice, their recent project ‘The Slow GIF Movement’ has been touring the UK since 2019 and has a global reach of over 58 million through the project’s Giphy channel.

Rhiannon designed and created the first ever chillout space in a UK Theatre as part of Tourettes Hero’s relaxed venue work at Battersea Arts Centre, is Another Route International Fellow (2022–23) and was awarded the Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance (2019).

Rhiannon’s works have empathy, interaction, and dialogue at their core, and are often for unfiltered audiences. Recent projects include ‘Monstrous Delicacy’ and ‘How to Hold, Behold, and Be Held’ (commissioned by Wellcome Collection), ‘The Soothing Presence of Strangers’ (part of BBC Culture in Quarantine), and ‘The Microscope Sessions’ with Tim Spooner, part of the LIFT Concept Touring residency programme.

Rhiannon was part of the 2023 Horizon cohort. Horizon supported Rhiannon to develop their project, The White Noise Factory, via a 2-week residency in Leeds, supported by Transform.

Artist website: Rhiannon Armstrong

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