Julia Edith Rigby

Cellist, Instrument Builder

Santa Ana, United States

Julia Edith Rigby is a multi-disciplinary artist from Santa Ana, California who thinks about climate change, ephemera, environmental relationships and acoustic ecology. A sculptor and musician, Julia works with found materials and found sites to explore sensory perception, sound and sense of place. Her spatial sound installations and experimental compositions question ways of collaborating and co-creating with non-humans and natural processes. She engages with the landscape to research entangled relationships between people and the spaces we occupy. Deeply focused on the concept of hearing climate change and making abstract concepts tangible, Julia’s work asks questions through sonic installations that situate the viewer as performer. This fall she will be an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska.