FLORENCE TO | Ahkromology
Art Director and Installation Artist Florence To designs and produces sound and light installations creating generative motion graphics and light productions with a strong focus on architectural spatial design on site specific projects. The Scottish born artist graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2008 with a Masters in Design originally specialising in textiles and tailoring. She merged her skills with digital technologies in 2011 to develop installations in underground and disused spaces using its defects as an advantage. Through working in various disparate architectural environments guided her 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, neuroscience research and understanding of computational methods to visualise the process in her work.
In 2015 she also developed an acoustic instrument to create a highly resonant component working with multi-channel systems that could be used for live performance and installation.
She has established residencies at the Société des Arts Technologiques [SAT] in Montreal and The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment [SpADE] in Limerick. To has exhibited, performed and given workshops at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijon, Southbank Centre in London and has been supported by the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation [ENCAC]. In 2017 she was awarded a creative fellowship with the DCN (Department of Clinical Neuroscience) in Edinburgh, and just finished Ahkromology with the Photonics group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal, where she explores the science behind light detection, generation and manipulation.