Vivienne Griffin
Somerset House Studios resident

Vivienne Griffin

Griffin’s antidisciplinary practice includes electronic noise, one-to-one performances, objects (found and made) and drawings.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Born in Dublin, based in London and New York, Griffin makes sculptures, drawings and audio works in her antidisciplinary practice. The voice, vernacular language and noise are used in text works (2D and aural) and free poetic form is applied to assemblages of objects (found and made). She is currently focussing on the problematics of hyperindividualism in new body of work and the uses of sound (and/or silence), dance music, meditation, singing and podcasts as means of transcendence of the self. Her work seeks emancipation from the apathy of banality: entangled with everyday life it implicates the ordinary as rare. She completed her MFA at Hunter, New York supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2016 she exhibited at Frieze, New York and 427 in Latvia. She performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania in 2017. In 2018 at CONDO with Bureau in Southard Reid and The Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) 2019. She is represented by Bureau in New York.

During the residency she will be developing a podcast titled The Agony of The Broken Hard Drive (the agony without the Aunt). Using binaural microphones, ASMR, close microphone recordings, extended vocal techniques and text to devise experiential one-to-one aural art works around the theme of self-transcendence.

She will also be working on new 2d text works and machine embroidery to be incorporated with new sculptures.