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Nicola Rae

Magnetospheric Chorus Wave Frequencies
Projected Sound frequency installation
AstroLAB, A.P.T Gallery, Deptford, London

Engaging with sited acoustic experimentation has become part of my developing art practice since 2005. Recent projects have involved researching live sonic processes made visual through the use of sound emission analyzers. These installations include projections of interactive sound visualizations that respond to a variety of acoustic sources and microphones, picking up participative co-production of sonic experimentation.

Other sound frequency works respond directly to electro-acoustic phenomena: for example in AstroLAB my installation involved the visualization of plasma waves received by NASA from the magnetosphere between 60-36,000 miles from Earth. These waves were visualized through the sound emission analyzer, Overtone Analyzer, and then partially refracted as a circular projection.

Exhibiting widely in Europe, my work has been included in collateral exhibitions during Venice Biennales 2009, 2011 and 2013, as well as shown in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Turin and Parma.
Collectively initiating, organising and curating exhibitions with other people, has become another important aspect of my working process as an artist. Encouraging longer set up times that allow for on-site experimentation and collaboration is of continuing interest.

My art practice has been based at A.P.T Studios in Deptford since 1995. Recent studies have included an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London (2009-11) and an MA in Art & Design Education at the Institute of Education, University of London (2006-8). Since 2006 I have been employed at the University of the Arts London, working at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Art in a variety of roles.


© Nicola Rae 2017

Reciprocal Resonances Refracted
Interactive sound frequency installation
Personal Structures at Palazzo Bembo, Collateral Event 55th Venice Biennale, Italy

Tap Drip Frequencies
Projected Sound frequency installation
CUBE4x4x4, Mannheim, Germany