Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw is an artist working predominantly with sound. He presents work through musical performances, installations, walks and site-responsive interventions. Collaboration is central to his approach, he has been lucky enough to make artistic work with Chris Watson, Phill Niblock, Tetsuya Umeda, Dirty Electronics, John Bowers, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Jacek Smolicki and Sébastien Piquemal. Recently his work has been presented at CAMP, Aulus-les-Bains, (2019), Soundartist.ru, Moscow (2019), IKLECTIK, London (2019), Le General, Paris (2019), Experimental Intermedia, New York (2018), Cafe OTO, London (2018), Brighton Dome (2018), History of Bosnia Museum, Sarajevo (2018), ARC, Switzerland (2018), bb14, Linz (2017), Stereolux, Nantes (2016), Baltic, Gateshead (2017), FACT Liverpool (2016), Eastern Bloc, Montreal (2016) and The Wired Lab, New South Wales, Australia (2016). In 2018 Tim was selected for the SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe) platform.

Full of Noises 2019

In this performance-installation, Tim Shaw presents Microstructure, a piece of work developed through his artist residency on the South Walney Nature Reserve. Whilst on the island Tim worked with the immediate environment as a giant listening device, unearthing sound, data and imagery for creative appropriation. Through field recordings, microscopic photography, saline sensing, solar energy harvesting, radioactive readings, natural radio listening, light to sound transformations and wind speed and temperature scanning, complex sensor data was collected and broadcast within the environment. Small, DIY devices were built to collect and transmit different unstable data activities which were then harvested for artistic appropriation. Through this performance-installation Tim presents his artistic findings through sound, image and objects, improvising with the materials and devices collected and built on the island. In this debut performance, Microstructure offers an re-imagining of South Walney Nature Reserve as a source of uncertainty and complexity.


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