Eve Stainton is a movement artist inspired by the complexities of uncodeable, poetic queer encounters. This manifests through practices of dancing/digital collage/connecting with community/skewing edges. Her/their movement approaches are informed by somatic philosophies and favour imaginative textures over prescribed shapes layered onto the body. Stainton’s practice often takes the form of intimate collaborations exploring desire and vulnerability as a technology or force against restrictive normative constructs. Since 2016, Stainton 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 Theatre, London (2018), Royal Academy of Art, London (2018), Tangente Theatre Montreal, Canada (2017), Siobhan Davies Dance, London (2018), Hayward 50th Anniversary event, London (2018), PS/Y’s ‘Hysteria’ programme, London (2018), and Adelaide Fringe, Australia (2017). Stainton has also performed for the following artists: Anthea Hamilton at Tate Britain, London (2018); Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small at the ICA, London (2017); and Compagnie ECO’s international tour (2016-17) and has modelled on a freelance basis in the fashion and commercial industry for Vivienne Westwood, Dior, London/Paris/Shanghai Fashion Week, Goldfrapp and Holly Blakey. Stainton also leads movement workshops, recently at Tate Britain as part of 'Queer & Now', using fantasy and touch as a way to experience a shared confidence, power and ownership of the body to erupt and expose queer potential.