Archive of Author | Louise K Wilson

Louise K Wilson is a visual artist who makes installations, soundworks and videos. She has exhibited widely in North America and Europe.

Recent exhibitions include Sumerged: Silent Service (Ohrenoch, Berlin, 2015); Duet for One:Intangible Culture (Ohrenhoch, Berlin, 2014); Dukes Wood, Nottingham (2013); Topophobia (Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and Spacex Gallery, Exeter, 2012); SOUNDWORKS (ICA, London, 2012);  Re-sounding Falkland on the Falkland Estate (Scotland 2010, made with David Chapman), I Hear Too: Live (York Minster 2009), Composure (Impressions Gallery, Bradford 2008), Post-Cinema (RMIT Project Space, Melbourne 2007); Sonic Arts Network Expo (Plymouth 2007) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2006). In 2006 she was awarded a NESTA Fellowship. Her published writing includes an interview with Paul Virilio (CTHEORY, 1994); a commissioned essay for ‘Private Views: Artists Working Today’ (Serpents Tail, 2004); artist pages for ‘Zero Gravity – A Cultural Users Guide’ (Arts Catalyst, Cornerhouse books 2005), and book chapters for ‘A Fearsome Heritage: Diverse Legacies of the Cold War’ (Left Coast Press, 2007) and ‘Contemporary Archaeologies: Excavating Now’ (Peter Lang, 2009).

She is a lecturer in Art and Design at the University of Leeds and attained her Doctorate from the University of Derby. She lives in West Yorkshire.

Articles with Louise K Wilson

In Surgical Sleep

“The body – its anatomy and physiology – remains a powerful material and source of study for contemporary artists. In recent years some have chosen to explore different states of (un) consciousness (such as sleep/ dreams, sleep deprivation, hypnosis) – placing themselves in intense and sometimes risky situations, where their experiences and perceptions of these states are recorded and re-contextualised as artworks.” Louise K Wilson is a visual artist who makes installations, live works, sound works and single channel videos. Processes of research are central to her practice and she frequently involves the participation of individuals from industry, museums, medicine and the scientific community in the making of work.