Laura Margaret Ramsey

Laura Margaret Ramsey (she/her) is a Toronto-based scholar, imaging specialist and artist. Ramsey is known for her use of data visualisation & sonification to explore the natural world, imaging processes and computational awareness. Her work is heavily influenced by the structure of the archive, the preservation of obsolete technology, science fiction and the algorithmic approaches in data management. She holds an MA from Toronto Metropolitan University, and a BDes from Alberta University of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited recently with Bio-Creation Station hosted by MIT Media Lab (USA), Fragments of Sonic Extinction (Munich, Germany), and InterAccess with Vector Festival 2022 (Toronto, Canada).

Image Caption: The Theatre of Deletion and Recovery, 3-channel audio-reactive video, [excerpt from channel three], 2022. Image courtesy the artist.

EXHIBITION: Living Data, Presumed Dead

August 5, 2022 - August 31, 2022

Living Data, Presumed Dead is an electronic theatre and mixed-media installation that examines the abstract space that stores trauma in the human brain. Through the mapping of fragmentation boundaries found in both ecological and computational ecosystems, Ramsey seeks to identify nuanced codes in the micro-traumas — which serve to become conduits toward self-awareness. The clues these patterns offer can help us find healing and a connectedness in our experiences, to both organic and inorganic systems.

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