Louisa Love

Louisa Love is a Dover-born contemporary artist working experimentally across sound, sculpture, installation, writing, music and performance. Through multi-narrative artworks and events, she explores issues around the multiplicity of the individual voice and how this is ‘performed’ across language, matter, space, place, bodies and technology. Roaming a multitude of concerns and processes encompassing both exhibitionary activity and experimental live art, she is interested in exploring the intersections of making, writing, thinking and sounding as expanded processes of ‘voice’ and subjectivity.

Louisa’s work and research is increasingly focused around the materiality of sound and orality, the role of sonic practice in identity discourse, environmental resonance, and acoustic ecologies.

Louisa gained her BA in Fine Art from UCA Canterbury in 2013 before moving to Scotland in 2017 to undertake her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art. Born and raised in Dover, she has worked closely with DAD on a number of public projects and other developmental activity across the region, including Nautical Threads, DMAG: JoinedUp, and CHALKUP21. She has also undertaken various collaborative, organisational, curatorial and pedagogic activity across East Kent and into Europe, including as part of the Collaborative Research Group programme at CRATE Studio & Project Space, Margate (2013-15).

Since October 2018 she has worked collaboratively with Clive McLachlan Powell as Edinburgh-based experimental sound art duo OOR_Scintilla. Together they produce audio works, performances and site-responsive interventions which explore the material poetics of sound, voice and place.