Artist and director Florence To designs and produces sound and light installations creating generative motion graphics with a focus on architectural spatial design in site specific projects. The Scottish born Hong Kong artist originally specialising in textiles and tailoring merged her skills with digital technologies in 2011 to develop installations in underground and disused spaces using its defects as an advantage.
Working in various architectural environments has guided her artistic process further into exploring the effects of cognitive and emotional triggers, and how different sensory arrangements are experienced within space. To uses information in relation to vibrations including psychoacoustics and understanding of computational methods to visualize the process in her work. She has established residencies at the Société des Arts Technologiques [SAT] in Montreal, The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment [SpADE] in Limerick and has performed and given workshops at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijon.
There is no rational experience but indispensable ambiguity between the temporal and conceptual. Aluciin is a hypnotizing variation of moving images and textures that explores the relationship between movement and time, referencing ‘scarred landscapes’ such as waterfalls, erosion and fluvial systems. The ‘scars’ pinpoints the inherent ambiguity of memory by signifying both positive and negative experiences as textures morph and reiterate through geological time. The performance is an ever-adjusting approach that engenders a particular type of spatial and temporal structure, with sounds made by using an instrument that employs the resonance of iron rods, echoing a rhythmic alchemy of harmonics and intertwining hallucinatory disjointed scenes through live modular synthesis.