Edwina Stevens is an audiovisual artist working across live performance, installation and spatial sound design, whose work investigates the 'sound of place' via composition, improvisation and performance working with analogue signal frequencies/synthesis, found acoustic instruments, site specific acoustic elements and field recordings.
The 'sound of place' explores the sensory, almost synaesthesic phenomena of transferring or transposing the experience (or imagined experience) of place via sound regardless of geographical physical location of the body, more specifically in terms of remoteness and temporal experience further induced by the cinematic image.
Playing under the moniker of ‘eves’ since 2011, eves has since exhibited visual and sound works in New Zealand and Australia (FFFFFF, Eves); played live in collaborative and self-structured events and tours (Eves, Ladyz In Noys Australia, Sisters Akousmatica 2016, Nowhere Festival Auckland 2014, Make It Up Club Melbourne), recorded and released 3 albums (eves.bandcamp.com) and was nominated for The Age Music Victoria Awards/Best Experimental-Avante Garde Act for 2015. Also upon travelling for work or other reasons, several projects have presented themselves in response to her surroundings (Guangzhou/Mexico/Fiji/New Zealand).
Edwina has also established, operated and curated within two project spaces within New Zealand, None Gallery (Dunedin, 2006-2012) and Rice and Beans (Dunedin, 2011-2012). The two spaces frequently exhibited and hosted artists locally and internationally as a no-cost, open space for experimental artists and their practices.
Alongside her art practice she has worked professionally in the broadcast media and documentary industry in audiovisual production. She currently freelances between various public arts institutions in Melbourne.
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/ 'Anteroom' residency - Masonic Hall Port Chalmers, Otepoti, Aotearoa. Proposed W.I.P with curator Charlotte Parallel.
/ Member of MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio) Melbourne.
/ Radia Network – curated commission (Sally Ann MacIntyre) ‘Lands end – Rakiura/Ulva Island’ 28 minute radio piece.
/ Divide and Dissolve (music video) – aired on ‘Rage’ Dec 2017.
/ Torrential Brain project - live improvised shortform noise - 2 piece percussion (Jen Tait) + guitar.
/ Audiovisual Installer - various contemporary galleries, Melbourne.
/ Senior AV Content Producer - Arts Centre Melbourne.
/ eves – She asked me to play a concerned stranger (visual work for ‘eves, train to’).
/ Divide & Dissolve, Assimilation (music video).
/ eves 'yaw' (5 track online release).
/ eves 'svaha' featured on Abstract Paradigms podcast playlist.
/ Sound Technician - various venues, National Gallery of Victoria.
/ Sisters Acousmatika – Live radio performance.
/ eves – Live Performance various shows and collaborations *
/ Otway retreat - 5 days (1 track per day to produce 5 track release).
/ eves 'disrhythms' (self titled 5 track online release).
/ Coyoacan 'Peripheral Visions' composition work, Mexico.
/ Ladyz In Noyz tour Australia – performer.
/ The Age Music Victoria Awards "best experimental/avant-garde act" Nominee 2015.
/ 'Lands Line' selected for Environmental Film Festival's 'Sensory Environments'.
/ sulo/eves experimental noise project - live performances.
/ Member of AFW (Artists Film Workshop), Melbourne.
/ Nowhere Festival (Auckland) – performer.
/ eves tour (Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Port Chalmers).
/ eves 'eves' (6 track release to cdr).
/ Ladyz in Noyz Melbourne - performer.
/ Documentary Photographer - UNDP, UNESCO, Coffey, UNHCR, Australian Government.
/ eves featured on Avante-Gardening : City Mimicry.
/ Eves project started / live performance in Aotearoa.
/ Research Assistant position at Otago Polytechnic School of Art with Su Ballard
/ FFFFFF Collective exhibition 'Introduced Birds' - Blue Oyster Project Space, Otepoti.
/ Media Povera group show - Blue Oyster Project Space, Otepoti.
/ The Tainted Love Project - The Anteroom - group exhibition sound installation 'Songs for lovers'.
/ 'None' featured by Auckland's Artspace as part of 'New Artists Show' - live stream from None to Artspace.
/ Group show 'OH9' - None Gallery - Audiovisual projection work within ceiling crawlspace
/ Advanced Diploma in Video Post Production - Natcol Design Technology, Wellington.
/ Massey College of Creative Arts Graduate Show – Audiovisual Projection Installation.
/ Joint show with Erin Templeton, Thistle Hall, Wellington.
/ Research Assistant to Su Ballard (Otago Polytechnic School of Art, Time-based Media and Digital Moving Image).
/ Tutor & Technician at Otago Polytechnic School of Art - Time-based Media and Digital Moving Image.
/ Video Post Production services Otago University.
*Not all live shows have been included.
*Not all minor collaborations have been included.