Alyce Santoro is a conceptual and social/environmental practice artist, activist, and writer with a foundation in marine biology and scientific illustration. Best known as the inventor of sonic fabric, an audible textile woven from recorded audiocassette tape, Santoro refers to her multimedia works as philosoprops – devices used to demonstrate a concept or spark a dialog. Alarmed by what she sees as the direct relationship between the detached mindset cultivated in scientific research (and widely adopted by Western culture) and the destructive propensity of the technology that results from it, her works often offer subtle and deceivingly playful critiques of the foibles of dualistic thinking.
Santoro's visual and sound pieces have appeared in over 50 exhibitions around the world related to smart textiles and fashion, innovative musical scores, and social action and ecology. A regular contributor to Truth-out.org and the author of Philosoprops: A Unified Field Guide, her written works often focus on the notion that by shifting some common assumptions about "the way things are" we can create a more just, healthy, and peaceful world.
Alyce Santoro is represented in New York City by Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery.
For a comprehensive exhibition history please see: CURRICULUM VITAE (PDF)
Please visit the PHILOSOBLOG for the latest updates.
Alyce is available (via Skype or in person) to give lectures and lead discussions on the intersection of art and science, the value of interdisciplinary endeavors, permaculture techniques and experiments into simple living, and to demonstrate the philosoprops.
Alyce Santoro on The Art of Science, The Science of Art at The New School's Lang College, August 29, 2005
Please direct all inquiries to alyce at alycesantoro dot com