Liz K Miller
I am an interdisciplinarity artist and researcher working at the intersection of sound and imagery. My specialism is sound visualisation. I explore the listening experience through visual diagramming, mapping, scoring, sketching and drawing. My visual image-making techniques range from printmaking and plant-based pigment making to painting and cyanotypes.
At Chalk Gallery I’m showcasing artworks from two ongoing series of etchings titled ‘Circular Scores’ and ‘On Vinyl’. For these artworks I created a sound visualisation system that uses repetitive pattern within pre-composed music to generate new score. These etchings are both exhibitable artworks and visual graphic notations. They have been read and interpreted by musicians with performances ranging from visual art contexts such as the London Design Festival (2017) to music events such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2018) and hybrid events such as the Seeing Sound Symposium (2018). Artworks from this series were exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2014, 2017 and 2019), the International Print Biennale (2016), the National Original Print Exhibition (2014, 2015 and 2017), and won the 2017 Flourish Award resulting in a solo exhibition at the Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2018.
I am currently finishing my practice-based PhD at the Royal College of Art where I am researching how listening to the sounds made by trees can reconnect humans with woodlands, and how audio-visual artworks can be used to enhance that connection.