Artist Residency at Hawkwood: Hollie Miller and Craig Scott
"The developments made during our time at Hawkwood have stood us in good stead as this new iteration of the instrument feels much more nuanced in its response to movement and our newly devised palette of source audio and audio processing tools make the output much more sonically expansive."
We (Hollie Miller and Craig Scott) had the privilege of spending a week as artists in residence at Hawkwood Center for Future Thinking from the 13th -17th of Feb 2023 funded by the Francis Reckitt Arts Trust.
We spent our time at Hawkwood working on refining a new wearable instrument we have collaboratively designed and made for our latest performance work ‘Third Organ’. The instrument uses muscle tension sensors, heart rate sensor and rubber stretch cord sensors to translate Hollie’s movement into sound. The majority of time was spent fine-tuning the muscle sensor responses and experimenting with new sound sources for the instrument to control.
We have since started rehearsing with this new iteration of the instrument setup for an upcoming show at the V&A Friday Lates. The developments made during our time at Hawkwood have stood us in good stead as this new iteration of the instrument feels much more nuanced in its response to movement and our newly devised palette of source audio and audio processing tools make the output much more sonically expansive.
Having the opportunity to work on this project uninterrupted in a spacious and acoustically inspiring studio that was provided with access to the beautiful Hawkwood grounds for walks and time to reflect allowed us to make quick progress with our project in a very relaxed manner.
It was also very inspiring and reinvigorating to meet daily and talk with fellow creatives from a wide range of art forms over delicious meals from the wonderful Hawkwood chefs.
As we are both living and working in London, the opportunity to escape the city to solely focus on one project felt like a real privilege and a much-needed break from the hectic day-to-day distractions of city life.
‘SONIC ARCHETYPES’ (2020)
Craig Scott & Hollie Miller
Hollie Miller & Craig Scott
Hollie Miller is a performance artist with an interdisciplinary practice and background in contemporary dance. Craig Scott is a composer and sound artist working with performers, robots and custom built digital and analogue hardware. Together they seek a sculptural dialogue between sound and movement to make highly visual and visceral performance that blurs the perceptual line between the organic and synthetic.