November 2017 - January 2018
Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb are the recipients of the Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and the New Zealand School of Music Sound Art Residency 2017-18.
The residency offers an opportunity for Wellington sound artists to develop and present unique works over a 12-week period, culminating in an exhibition (opening on 13 January 2018) and public programmes.
Flo and Olivia join forces as sound artists in residence this summer. Their newly formed collaboration brings together their respective performative, sound and installation based art practices.
Olivia often works with communities, using sound as a means of examining subtleties in our culture and identity. She is interested in what participatory experience of art and music can teach us about wider possibilities of listening across cultures and social boundaries.
Flo fuses composition and solo performance with technology. She composes unique and immersive works by custom-designing sound installations that explore an audience embodiment of sound, and the relationship between sound, movement and space.
Flo and Olivia will spend the residency making new work that explores cultural identity through the voice and technology.