LOUISA LOVE (b. 1991 Dover, UK. Based Edinburgh, UK)
is a contemporary artist working experimentally in sound, music, writing, performance, sculptural production and collaborative/curatorial activity to explore expanded notions of voice.
Her practice is particularly concerned with the instability and multiplicity of the individual voice and how this is performed/negotiated across language, objects, spaces, technologies, bodies and their varying forms of labour. With a focus on poetics in sound and orality and their various material resonances, she works through a rhizomatic approach to produce multi-narrative artworks addressing composite conditions and the unsettled relationships between aspects of language, affectivity, matter and place.
Currently there is a thinking around how musicality and poetic structures that emerge from the movements between writing, thinking, speaking and making are spatially translated, focused through multi-narrative sound works, writings and multichannel audio-visual environments.
Work also takes an interest in collaborative and curatorial practices whereby research and production are explored through dialogue and experimentation within activity such as organising, writing, thinking and communicating. Through her upbringing and establishment as an artist on the south east coast of England, including work with numerous regional artist-led organisations, Louisa maintains a strong interest in the role of place in identity and the cultivation of long-term
co-operative relationships as a basis for creative 'place-making', agency and community.
From 2013-15 Louisa was part of Collaborative Research Group, an interregional post-academic research, education and curatorial programme running from CRATE in Margate, Kent.
Since October 2018 she has worked collaboratively with Clive McLachlan Powell as
Edinburgh-based sound art duo OOR_Scintilla.