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Tim Shaw
Senior Fellow 2023–2024

Sound and media art
Fellowship duration
September 01, 2023–June 30, 2024
Home institution

Newcastle University, UK


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Artist and researcher Tim Shaw (born 1987) works with sound, light, and communication media to create performances, installations, and site-responsive interventions. His practice spans environmental sound art, digital media, media archaeology, walking, and installation making. Collaboration is central to his approach and he has engaged in interdisciplinary partnerships with medieval musicologists, data scientists, anthropologists, geologists, architects and astrophysicists.

Previously, Tim has developed artistic mechanisms to listen into the sound-worlds of insects, created augmented soundwalks, designed performances for high voltage devices, broadcast radio through trees, listened to network latency through time stretched bells, and extracted musical material from rocks. He frequently presents his work at festivals, in forests, caves, warehouses, up mountains, and in museums and art galleries all over the world.

In 2018, Tim completed his PhD at Newcastle University, United Kingdom, where he now works as a lecturer in digital media. In 2019, he was selected for SHAPE (Sound and Heterogeneous Arts Platform Europe) and is the co-founder of the Walking Festival of Sound.