Eve Stainton

Class Description | ID Online | 27 April – 1 May 2020

For their ID sessions, Eve will be offering texts/collages/movement explorations/sound scores/atmospheres to be with, move with or think about. This stuff will relate to their practice but also comes from the complicated place of lockdown.


Eve Stainton is an artist inspired by the complexities of uncodeable, poetic queer encounters. This manifests through practices of dancing and digital collage. Their movement approaches are informed by imaginative textures over prescribed shapes layered onto the body, and sometimes working with an idea of haunting aesthetics. Eve views their digital collage practice as an extension of this, conjuring a sci-fi space where alterations of the self/atmosphere/environment can complicate and explode essentialist views of the lesbian and non binary self.

Since 2017 Eve has also been collaborating with artist Florence Peake, with their most recent work ‘Apparition Apparition’ being commissioned for the Venice Biennale (2019). Some other notable presentations include: Nottingham Contemporary (2019), Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Theatre (2019), The Place (2019), Royal Academy of Art, London (2018), Tangente Theatre Montreal, Canada (2017).

Eve has also performed for artists: Anthea Hamilton, Jamila Johnson-Small, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Tai Shani, Holly Blakey, Goldfrapp, Vivienne Westwood among others.