Danish-born collaborative duo FOO/SKOU (Louise Foo and Martha Skou) work with smartphone technology, physical computing, graphics, printmaking, textiles, and sculpture to explore the possibilities of composing, making, and experiencing sound in the digital age. The graphic score, a form of musical notation that utilizes visual symbols to represent music, is central to their interest in experimental sound. FOO/SKOU have shown their interactive sound installations at venues such as The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC, Maison Du Danemark in Paris, Telfair Museums in Savannah, and Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation in NYC and has been accepted to residencies together at NARS, Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation and The Centre for the Holographic Arts. The duo is currently working on a large-scale interactive sound installation commissioned by Wonderspaces for an exhibition in San Diego.
Martha Skou is an interdisciplinary artist who moves freely between audible and visual worlds. She earned her master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design while at the same time playing with her band Betting on the Mouse. Her musical interest influences her practice in various ways through experimental sound performances and moving textiles. She has created personal universes surrounding her work both in her collaborations and solo projects. Her language is abstract and atmospheric, with compositions in spatial formats as well as two-dimensional media. Skou has been accepted to several residencies latest at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in St. Petersburg and International Studio& Curatorial Program (ISCP) in NYC.
Louise Foo is a singer, composer, music producer and designer based in Copenhagen. She is working on new music, sound installations and experimental music applications as part of various collaborations. She has a background as the front singer in the electronic trio Giana Factory and recently started SØSTER - a new band with her sister Sharin Foo. Foo holds a master’s degree in New Media Technologies from The Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Foo has been accepted to residencies at institutions such as the Banff Centre in Canada, was part of the 2017 cohort at New Museum’s creative incubator NEW INC in NYC and has presented her work with art+technology at venues such as MUTEK VR salon in Montreal, and MoMAR pop-up at MoMA.