Sonic Portals: QRV.

Zoë Grace-Anne Laycock

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Zoë Grace-Anne Laycock. MFA 2024.

Installation view during MFA Thesis Exhibition April 2024.

Sonic Portals: QRV (2024) is a temporary structure that uses carefully considered materials – felted wool, wood, structural lashing techniques and textile layering, it is framed by two larger sculptural entities constructed of felled branches and beeswax dipped cedar boughs. Within the structure is a multichannel sound installation that gathers and synthesizes recorded media from haunted and energetically charged environments. Through processes of editing, distortion, looping, and temporal manipulation the installation invites the listener to engage with the unseen and the Beyond. 

The structure stands approx 6′ tall and is about 8′ in diameter at the base. The exterior features white linocut prints on 7 sides that references the 13 moons in a year.

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Zoë Grace-Anne Laycock (she/they) is Anishinaabe Red River Métis, born and raised in Calgary AB and on the land in the surrounding Rockies. She holds a BFA with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement and is a Master of Fine Arts 2024 graduate. She is a liminal place-based interdisciplinary artist working with sound, installation, video projection, textiles, printmaking, Indigenous & natural material practices. Engaging haunting, interdimensional communication & broadcasting, and exploration of cyclical time, well informed by her lifelong immersion in Saulteaux ceremony and culture. She expresses visually through means of subcultures and representations of the paranormal – mindful to preserve protocol, forefront holistic reciprocity and to actively refuse pan-Indigenization and the appropriation of all that she holds sacred.