Louisa Love

Louisa Love is a Dover-born contemporary artist working experimentally in sound, music, writing, installation, performance and collaborative/curatorial activity. Through multi-narrative artworks and events, she explores interests in the multiplicity and instability of the individual voice and how this is ‘performed’ across aspects of language, matter, space, place, bodies and technology. Roaming a multitude of concerns and processes encompassing both exhibitionary activity and experimental live art, she is interested in exploring the intersections of making, writing, thinking and sounding as expanded processes of ‘voice’ and subjectivity.

Louisa’s work and research is increasingly focused in sound studies, particularly investigating the material dimensions of sound and orality, the role of sonic practice in identity discourse, and acoustic ecology. She works collaboratively with Clive McLachlan Powell as Edinburgh-based sound art duo OOR_Scintilla.

Louisa gained her BA in Fine Art from UCA Canterbury in 2013 before moving to Scotland in 2017 to undertake her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art. Born and raised in Dover, she has worked closely with DAD since 2013 on various developmental activity and public projects including Nautical Threads, DMAG: JoinedUp, CHALKUP21 and WHAT NEXT. She has also undertaken collaborative, organisational, curatorial and pedagogic activity across East Kent and into Europe, including as part of the Collaborative Research Group programme at CRATE, Margate (2013-15). From 2019 – 2020 she was a committee member of EMBASSY Gallery in Edinburgh.

In September 2020 Louisa joined DAD as a new co-director and currently operates between Kent and Scotland.