Louise Beer works between London, Margate and Aotearoa New Zealand. She uses installation, moving image, photography and sound to explore humanity’s evolving understanding of Earth’s environments and the cosmos. Louise creates objects and experiences that reflect the incomprehensible nature of reality, from the ocean floor to the night sky. In 2021, Louise was awarded a DYCP grant from Arts Council England to develop her studio practice and the North York Moors Dark Skies Residency with a solo exhibition in 2022. Louise was nominated to attend the Amant Siena Residency in August 2021, and was awarded the Climate Breakdown Spacer Residency with super/collider. Louise is currently the CreaTures Art/Tech/Nature/Culture Curatorial and Creative Resident for one year. Louise has been selected for the Jean Harrison Commission and the Grand Union x University of Birmingham MA Art History and Curating Exhibition Award.
A Memory of Darkness Audio Experience
This sound piece was created using field recordings of birdsong from Louise’s native Aotearoa New Zealand. It describes her experience of being alone in a remote reserve, watching the setting sun reveal the endless stars against the pitch black sky, and her overwhelming feelings of both wonderment and ecological grief in equal measure.
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