Larissa E. Shaw

My practice investigates ‘the listening space’; the articulated space between the sound emitter and the receiving listening body. I explore specific sound frequencies that activate tactile materials such as silicone, through the vibration of the listening space. The tactile materials are received by the skin as a playful interaction between viewer and artwork, whilst exploring the whole body as a sound receptor. The sound of my work explores aleatoric components within classical music using digital means, such as computer generated music, as a way of limiting possible outcomes. I use low pitched orchestral instruments such as bass clarinet and cello to produce sounds, which are then distorted to fit a specific behaviour to activate the silicone.