Florence To

Florence To

Florence To (b.1985) is an artist and director creating acoustic scenographies and audiovisual installations with an emphasis on architectural spatial design. The Scottish-born Hong Kong artist, originally specializing in textiles and tailoring, merged her skills with digital technologies to develop installations in abandoned and disused spaces, using their defects as an advantage. Working in various disparate architectural environments guided her further into investigating the implications of cognitive and emotional triggers and how diverse sensory arrangements are experienced within space. To uses information in relation to vibrations, including psychoacoustics and phonetics to develop multidimensional processes in her practice.

She has established residencies and commissions with the Berliner Festspiele, STRP Eindhoven, Mass MoCA in Massachusetts, and The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment [SpADE] in Limerick. In 2019, she worked with the Photonics group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal, exploring the science behind light detection, generation, and manipulation, and understanding how wavelength propagation processes can enable humans to rationalize the behaviour of their internal optics. Informed by visual and acoustic ecology and phenomenology, her creative endeavors are founded on the significance of listening as a valuable tool for aligning with and establishing deeper connections with the worlds we occupy, particularly during a period of ecological upheaval. Her work aims to break down the barriers that exist between various artistic disciplines and to foster multidimensional exchanges within creative practice among communities.

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