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Vivienne Griffin

Vivienne Griffin (they/them) is an multi-disciplinary artist who uses sound, sculpture, drawing and text in various forms. Griffin works with the voice through digital post-processing and in a workshop format called Synthetic Voices. They work with sound alongside sculptures and installations. More recently they have used generative sound in videos of virtual worlds. Their current work looks at the opaque boundaries of human-computer relations; where does the mind end and the machine begin?

Born in Dublin, Ireland and living in London, Griffin studied fine art at Hunter City University New York supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. They completed one year DPhil in visual art at the Royal College of Art, where they are now a visiting lecturer. They moved their research to the Sonic Arts Research Center, Queen’s University, Belfast to pursue a PhD in Music with a focus on sound in an art context, noise, and the voice. Recent shows include Manchester International Festival, 2021, the AGM in Somerset House, 2021, for Montez Press Radio in NYC, Condo in London. They are represented by Bureau, in NYC. They won an Oram Award in 2021, they are a resident at Somerset House Studios, London.

Still from Mercy, 2022, Digital video, sound.
Still from Mercy, 2022, Digital video, sound.

Mercy from Vivienne Griffin on Vimeo.

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