Lauren Bickerdike

Lauren’s practice primarily centers around sound within the context of location. Her work focuses on the influence audio has in presenting accurate depictions of urban and rural locations developing from field recordings taken and documented primarily throughout European and African towns and cities.

Lauren is a Limerick-based multimedia artist from Laois, Ireland. She is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design where she received a BA honors degree in Fine Art specializing in Sculpture & Combined Media. Lauren has most recently exhibited in Peak Show, Limerick, Ireland, Hark! Cresson is 40, Grenobles, France and Radio Papesse, Florence, Italy.

Adam Tinkle

Adam Tinkle works across music, installation, media art, performance, auditory culture, documentary, social cooperation/collaboration, and speculative wellness practices. After studies in music with avant-garde legends Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Davis, and Pauline Oliveros, his Soundworks have taken disparate forms, from immersive multichannel installations to song cycles and touring band projects. His music has been commissioned by New Music USA, the Hammer Museum, and Machine Project, and his music-theatre-documentary A Mess of Things earned “best of” awards and rave reviews at Fringe festivals in Hollywood and San Diego, CA. His latest museum show, as a member of the collective Seven Count, examines and re-sounds historic musical instrument collections in light of museology’s colonialist and white supremacist origins. His video practice, supported most recently by the Institute of Electronic Arts, utilizes antique video equipment to engage with the contemporary screen lit embodiment.

In roles ranging from audio producer and sound designer to composer and curator, Adam has logged an extraordinary range of collaborations, including a radio play co-created with Marina Abramovic and Kim Stanley Robinson, and How to Tell a True Immigrant Story, the first 360VR film ever to compete in the Locarno Film Festival. His collaborative explorations with children, strangers, and the public have been the subject of several publications and were grounding and inspiration for the Co-Creation Initiative at Skidmore College (where he teaches and serves as Director of the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative),  funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that links the college with regional community partners through collective artistic response to the challenges of our time.