Florence To

Scottish Installation Artist, and Artistic Director of the Society for Art and Technology 4DSOUND, designs and produces sound and light installations, creating generational motion graphics and light productions, with an emphasis on architectural spatial design in specific projects. Born in Scotland, she graduated in Design from the Glasgow School of Art in 2008 and specialized in textiles and tailoring. In 2011, she combined her skills with digital technologies to develop art installations in underground and unused spaces, using their perceived shortcomings as creative potential. By working in a variety of architectural environments, she pushed her process further and started to research the effects of cognitive and emotional triggers, and how different sensory installations and arrangements are perceived in space.

She uses information on vibration, including psychoacoustics, neuroscientific research, and anunderstanding of computational methods to visualize these processes in her work. In 2015, she also developed an acoustic instrument with a highly resonant component compatible with multi-channel systems that could be used for live performances and art installations.

She participated in artistic residencies at Société des Arts Technologiques [SAT] in Montreal and The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment [SpADE] in Limerick. Florence To exhibited, performed and conducted workshops at the LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijon, Southbank Center in London and attracted the support of the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation [ENCAC]. In 2017, she received a creative scholarship from the DCN (Department of Clinical Neuroscience) in Edinburgh, and currently works with the Photonics group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal, researching the science behind light detection, production and manipulation, and these works are exhibited and presented there.

Florence To, graduated from The Glasgow School of Art at the Faculty of Design (Design Practice: Textiles as Fashion). Additionally, she graduated with honors specializing in Fashion Design for Industry, as well as Textile and Fashion Design Management at the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot Watt University. She cooperates with Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Boiler Room, Samsung and Oculus Rift, with Oscar-nominated pianist Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka) - (Large Scale Custom Musical Instrument / Sound Sculpture Design for Live Tour) and many other artists and institutions.


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