Exploring sound through forms

Scanner and Ismini Samanidou

Left: Scanner live at Winter Garden, New York, 2009. Photo: LHG. Right: Ismini Samanidou weaving Timeline at Oriole Mill, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 2013. Photo: Bethanne Knudson.

Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, is an internationally acclaimed artist and composer. He explores the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating multi-layered sound pieces spanning a diverse array of genres, from scores and compositions to multi-media performances, product design and fashion campaigns.

Since 1991, Scanner has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings. Recent projects include a solo show, Scanner: A Month in the Life of an Artist at Melkweg, Amsterdam and performances for Elemental Force, a series of large-scale outdoor shows at historic buildings. In 2012, he premiered an ambitious audio-visual spectacle based on the songs of Joy Division with Heritage Orchestra.

Ismini Samanidou specialises in woven textiles. Transcending the boundaries of craft, art and design, she combines digital technologies and traditional craft techniques to explore how textiles can articulate narrative and space. Her woven textiles link cultural history and place in both small-scale hangings and extensive installations.

Samanidou trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited work internationally; recent exhibitions include the solo show Topography: Recording Place – Mapping Surface at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, now touring the USA. Samanidou's work can be found in public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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