Vicky Clarke is a sound and electronic media artist from Manchester, UK. Working with sound sculpture, DIY electronics and human-machine systems, she explores our relationship to technology through sonic materiality, live audiovisual and browser-based artwork. Clarke’s recent project MATERIALITY explored sound sculpture as a gestural and acoustic medium to interface the physical and digital, working with industrial musique concrete. Collaborating with researchers at the National Graphene Institute, she developed a conductive graphene performance interface for Ableton Live, featured on Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator series and at the Music Tech Fest in Stockholm. Her work has also featured in the documentaries SONIC FUTURES: How Technology is Guiding Electronic Music and Artist DIY for FACT magazine’s documentary series in 2020. This year, she was a selected artist for British Council’s UK-Russia Year of Music, researching machine learning and music for her new project SleepStates. She has performed at CTM Festival (Berlin) and MUTEK (Barcelona). As co-director of Noise Orchestra, a DIY electronics project building Noise Machines that translate light into sound, she has been artist in residence at the National Media Museum (Bradford, UK), Steim (Amsterdam) and Q-02 (Brussels), exploring DIY music technologies and the cultures that exist around them. Clarke is currently working towards her first release.
Appears as part of AMPLIFY D.A.I, an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires, Artlab in Argentina, Oi Futuro in Brazil and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Instituto Nacional de la Música and Fundación Williams.