Tim Shaw has worked internationally as an artist, performer, sound designer and researcher.
His practice is situated within media art and draws upon soundscape and electroacoustic composition, performance making and DIY technology. His practice-research is concerned with the many ways people listen, and specifically how complex listening environments can be constructed using a range of different technologies.
Collaboration plays a central role in his approach, he has been lucky enough to make artistic work with Chris Watson, John Bowers and Sébastien Piquemal. Shaw has presented work in various venues worldwide including Café OTO, NIME, NK Projekt, ZDB and FACT Liverpool.
Tim Shaw's first stay at Arc was with collaborator Jacek Smolicki, as they worked through an open brief, without a fixed agenda or outcome, approaching the local landscape through their practices, responding to its materiality and immediacy. This collaborative work presented novel ways of investigating environments through self archiving and creative cataloging both by collecting material (sonic, sense data, etc) and by exploring ways in which these materials can be revisited (and reinvigorated). They concluded their findings with a summative performance walk through a specially chosen area of Romainmôtier during the Festival Les Weekends du ROY .
Tim Shaw is returning to Arc for a solo residency. During this time Tim is exploring the sonic quality of bells and investigating these objects as early networked communication devices. Bells surround Romainmôtier, churches can be heard ringing throughout the valley. He intends to collaborate with a bell maker to explore the materiality of these sound objects.