TÖNE was a collaboration between Artistic Directors Julie Louise Bacon and Claudia Molitor.
Julie Louise Bacon is an artist, curator and writer. She has exhibited internationally since the late 1990s with a practice that includes durational performance, lens-based media, gallery installation and site-responsive works in urban and landscape settings. She is the editor of three anthologies exploring contemporary art practices in a social context. Bacon has played an active role in the development of artist-led culture through executive, curatorial and directorship posts at art centres in England (HTBA, 1996-1998), Northern Ireland (Catalyst Arts 2003-2005) and Canada (Espace Virtuel 2000-2001, and La Chambre Blanche, 2010-2012).
Her recent and current projects include : Resurveying Site (Walkerville, Australia, 2015); the short film A to Z of the Archive (White Cube London, 2013) ; the solar light installation The Possibility of Impossible Dialogues (Broken Hill, Australia, 2012); and the conceptual art project The Embassy For Water (with James Geurts 2012-), a core work in winning bid for Leeuwarden 2018 European Capital of Culture. Julie Louise is Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, and a researcher at the University’s National Institute for Experimental Arts.
Claudia Molitor is a composer/artist whose work often draws on traditions of music and sound practices but also extends to video, performance and fine art. Qualifications and hierarchies of listening and seeing are explored in work that approaches the musical experience as a multi-sensorial encounter.
Claudia’s work is regularly commissioned, performed and broadcast throughout Europe, working for example with hcmf//, Wien Modern, London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Society, Spor, Tete a Tete, BBC Proms, Tate Britain, Electra Productions, Sonica, NMC Recordings, Spitalfields Music, Ensemble Resonanz and Cryptic. Some recent work includes Remember me… a miniature deskOpera produced by Cryptic that toured throughout 2012 and 2013. Sounding the View was performed at Tate Britain’s Open House Party.
She has worked collaboratively with many other artists and was co-founder and festival director of Soundwaves Festival, a music and sound focussed multi-arts festival that took place in Brighton (UK). She is also a lecturer in music at The University of Kent.