Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Languages
Interests
Selected Performances
Artist in Residence
Accomplishments
Links
Timeline
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Victoria Shen

Sound Artist, Experimental Music Performer, Instrument Builder
San Francisco

Summary

While performing live, Victoria Shen plays self-made synths, invented instruments, and even acoustic objects like a bull whip. Shen is a markedly mobile performer that muddles of the boundaries between performer and audience, stage and floor. Her sets tend to be site-specific, in direct response to the physical and acoustic qualities of the space in which she performs. Her live show vacillates between moments of restraint and swells of frenetic and confrontational movement. A tightrope walk between control and chance, the whiff of danger is never far during Shen’s performances. Her sound is dynamic with a sensitivity to texture and structure throughout.

Overview

3
3
Languages
4
4
years of post-secondary education
10
10
years of professional experience

Work History

Teaching Staff Member

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
2020-08 - Current

Instructor

Harvard University
2020-01 - Current

Senior Media Technician

Harvard University
2012-09 - Current

Modern Art Nail Technician

Phillipostyle
2011-04 - 2011-10

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts

Tufts University
2007-09 - 2011-05

Skills

    Arduino

Machine Shop Skills, Mill, Lathe, Bandsaw, Drill Press, Etc.

CNC routing

CNC Embroidery

Laser Cutting/Vinyl Cutting

Adobe Creative Suite

Video Production and Post-Production

Audio Recording and Mixing

Max/MSP

3D Printing

Molding and Casting

Electronics, PCB Design, Soldering SMD and Through-hole, Microcontrollers

Computer Repair

Analog Synthesizers

Audio/Visual Installation

Printmaking, Screenprinting, Intaglio

Painting, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink

IT

Whip Cracking

Languages

German

Japanese

Cantonese

Interests

Pinball

Table Tennis

Fountain Pens

Critical Theory

Selected Performances

  • NettNett Tijuana 2018
  • Boston City Hall 2018
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 2019
  • Lausanne Underground Film&Music Festival Switzerland 2019
  • Petreon Sculpture Park Cyprus 2019
  • ISSUE Project Room 2019
  • DOMMUNE Tokyo 2019
  • Mayhem Denmark 2019

Artist in Residence

  • Kurimanzutto, NY USA 2019
  • EMS, Stockholm SE 2017
  • Worm, Rotterdam NL 2018
  • Harvard University Fabrication Laboratory, Cambridge USA 2018
  • The Royal Danish Academy Sound Laboratory, Copenhagen DK 2019

Accomplishments

  • Embroidered Fabric Speakers with Conductive Thread
  • Cicada Shell Earbuds
  • Levitating Speaker
  • Cassette Tape Converted into a Speaker
  • Snare Drum Converted into a Speaker
  • Piezo Combs - Noise Generator
  • DB Meter Earrings
  • DB Meter Choker
  • Mood Mask (Smiley/Frowney Face Mask)
  • Pewter Cassette Tape Release
  • LP Release with Album Art that Transforms the Jacket into a Speaker

Links

https://www.instagram.com/evicshen/

https://evicshen.bandcamp.com/

Timeline

Teaching Staff Member

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
2020-08 - Current

Instructor

Harvard University
2020-01 - Current

Senior Media Technician

Harvard University
2012-09 - Current

Modern Art Nail Technician

Phillipostyle
2011-04 - 2011-10

Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts

Tufts University
2007-09 - 2011-05
Victoria ShenSound Artist, Experimental Music Performer, Instrument Builder