Rachel Sedman

My practice is multi-disciplinary as I work across the mediums of photographic processes, sound recording, print and performance. Most recently my research area explores our perceptions of sound within environments and how that can be expressed in a visual context. I’m interested in micro level sounds, the physical and material aspects of the body and environment and resonance within analogue instruments. This research in sound has led to the making of diverse soundscapes for both installations and dance/drawing performance and encompasses both recorded environmental sound, instrument recordings and alternative sound sources using a variety of different microphone techniques.

Underpinning my work is an understanding and appreciation of elements of Japanese philosophy and aesthetics. I’m interested in how we listen, where our perceptions of sound arise and how this influences our present experience. I’ve recently completed an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University and will be in residence at Patrick Studios (home to East Street Arts) in Leeds from February 2019. During this residency I will be developing work using cyanotype, sounds and AR technology with the intention of exhibiting later in 2019.

E: info@rachelsedman.co.uk

W: http://www.abookofsongs.com/