Florence To — ALUCIIN
Artist and director Florence To designs and produces sound and light installations creating generative motion graphics with a focus on architectural spatial design in site specific projects. The Scottish born artist originally specialising in textiles and tailoring merged her skills with digital technologies in 2011 to develop installations in underground and disused spaces using its defects as an advantage. Through working in various disparate architectural environments guided her process further into exploring the effects of cognitive and emotional triggers, and how different sensory arrangements are experienced within space.
To uses information in relation to vibrations including psychoacoustics, neuroscience research and understanding of computational methods to visualize the process in her work. She has established residencies at the Société des Arts Technologiques [SAT] in Montreal, The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment [SpADE] in Limerick and has performed and given workshops at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijon supported by the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation [ENCAC]. In 2019 she had worked with the Photonics group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal during an artist residency with Gnration in Bara, exploring the science behind light detection, generation and manipulation, understanding how wavelength propagation processes can give humans the advantage to rationalize the behavior of their internal optics.