For the Loop: Textile, Machine, & Computation Exhibition, Martha Skou will perform Core-Core #5. In Core-Core #5, Skou will create a graphic notation with dye on cotton textile while simultaneously translating it into sound. The performance will be live streamed from a workspace in Copenhagen and she will be accompanied by Chilean artist and lap steel player Tan Vargas. Encouraging risk-taking, spontaneity and playfulness, the performance is centered around her exploration of creating image and sound simultaneously, while examining intuitive methods for improvised collaborations across genres.
Martha Skou is an interdisciplinary artist who moves freely between audible and visual worlds. Both analytical and experimental, her work toys with opposites in color, shape and/or sound. She earned her master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. Her musical interest influences her practice in various ways through experimental sound performances, interactive installations and moving textiles. She has created personal universes surrounding her work both in her collaborations and solo projects. Her language is abstract and atmospheric, with compositions in spatial formats as well as two-dimensional media. Skou has been accepted to several residencies around the world and have shown work at venues such as The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) NYC, Paris. Telfair Museums, Savannah and Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation in NY among others.