L. M. RAMSEY



Laura Margaret Ramsey (USA/Canada) is a Toronto-based imaging specialist working in the cultural heritage sector. With a focus on data, sound, video, and photography, her artistic practice is informed by archival structures, computational ecosystems, and the ethical considerations of human & non-human animals, plants and machines. 



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EDUCATION

Master of Arts
Film + Photographic Preservation
Toronto Metropolitan University  

Bachelor of Design/Photography
Alberta University of the Arts
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EXHIBITIONS 

2024
Moonquake : Three Chapters, Charles Street Video (Toronto, Canada)
collaborative installation with artist Dan Tapper

Salon 44, Group show

Damned, TBD


2023
Tsonomi XVII Festival de Arte Sonoro
Selected Radio Artist 
(Valparaíso, Chile)

I Did My Damnedest, Group showParadise Engineering - After All Ends, No New Beginnings. Space Rosa Stern (Munich, Germany)

I Am Not a Wolf
, Sound work performance, Lothringer 13 Halle (Munich, Germany)

Fragments of Sonic Extinction
, 8 newly commissioned international sound works, co-curated by L. M. Ramsey + Kalas Liebfried, shared with the public through a variety of programmatic offerings including an exhibition, workshop, performances and Radio80000 takeover. ZIRKA Space (Munich, Germany) 

Junk Anima, single channel audio + installation. ZIRKA Space (Munich, Germany)

HyperAcid, collaboration with Kalas Liebfried [DAWN PHASE]RADIO AMNION - Sonic Transmissions of Care in Oceanic Space, radio transmission 2 km deep in the Pacific Ocean


2022

Living Data, Presumed Dead, Critical Distance Gallery (Toronto, Canada) Ecologies & Cosmologies - Curator: Karina Iskandarsjah

The Air We Share, InterAccess - Vector Festival 2022: Glitch (Toronto, Canada) Curator: Megan Maclaurin

Cricket Alarm, Fragments of Sonic Extinction (Munich, Germany) Curator: Kalas Liebfried

2021
Ground, Bio-Creation Station, hosted by MIT Media Lab, USA

2019
From the Archives, Mezzanine Gallery, Robert Frost Library, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Co-curators: Tim Pinault, Misha Storm

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PUBLICATIONS

2022
Data Data, Artist Zine, Co-published with Art Metropole 

2021
Mobilizing Materiality: The Role of Digitisation in the Preservation of and Access to Berenice Abbott's Acetate Negatives, Archiving 2021 Conference, Society for Imaging Science and Technology

2014 
Phases of the Moon: A Study of 19th Century Scientific Book Illustrations
Providing a Comprehensive Catalogue for the First Three Editions of James Nasmyth & James Carpenter's The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite
 


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TALKS

2023
Galeries Ontario, Digital Art Practices for Galleries and Museums Workshop. Session 2: Collecting and Conserving Digital Art.
Co-Presenter - Patricia Falcão, Time-based Conservator, The Tate, London, UK.

Artist DEEP TALK conversation at Favorit Bar, Munich, Germany

Subliminals: Human and Machine Pattern Recognition, The Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto, Canada

Fragments of Sonic Extinction, Bio-Creation Station, hosted by MIT Media Lab, USA


2021
Herbivory: Data Sonification of a Forest Ecosystem, Global Community BioSummit, MIT Media Lab

2017
Imaging Abbott: Copy Work as a Negotiation Between Objective and Psychic Realities, Toronto Metropolitan University

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RADIO

2023

︎Tsonomi XVII Festival de Arte Sonoro
Selected Radio Artist, Valparaíso, Chile

︎RADIO 80K, Cricket Alarm, Munich, Germany

︎WGXC Radio For Open Ears, 90.7 FM, New York, HyperAcid [DAWN PHASE]

︎3FACH Swiss Radio, Junk Anima [DAWN PHASE]

︎BBC6 Radio, Cricket Alarm, Fragments of Sonic Extinction - hosted by Kalas Liebfried


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MEDIA


2023
Sound of Life, Exploring the Sounds of Extinction: In Conversation With Kalas Liebfried, July 4, 2023

LIVE REPORT: Fragments of Sonic Extinction, The Quietus, Daryl Worthington, May 16, 2023.

INTERVIEW: Supernova #95/Menti Esplosive. Fragments of Sonic Extinction, Radio Raheem, Michelle Davis, 2023. 

2022
Insight: ‘Fragments of Sonic Extinction’, approaches on the extinction of natural sounds
, Clot Magazine

2021
Ground, Photo-essay in SciArt Magazine, v. 44

2020
Interviewed by Mishka Henner, online

2019
Interview, Function Magazine #20

Josh Reichmann, Antechamber: L.M.Ramsey’s Points Of Departure, The Luminous Landscape

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RESIDENCIES

2024 CSV, Toronto, Canada

2022 ECOLOGIES & COSMOLOGIES, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada

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AWARDS

2022 MUSIKFONDS, Electronic or electro-acoustic music, 
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien [50K CAD] 

2022 ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL GRANT, Exhibition Assistance [2K CAD]

2015 JUNO AWARD SHORTLIST, RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR: TIMBER TIMBRE

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TEACHING

2019-2023 Sessional Lecturer, Digital Applications & Collections Management
Film & Photography Master’s program, Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University

2018 & 2020 Guest Lecturer, Professional Practices, Toronto Metropolitan University

2015 Guest Lecturer, Digitization Standards, Toronto Metropolitan University

2013-2014 Guest Lecturer, History of Photomechanical Reproduction, Sheridan College

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COMMISSIONED/COLLABORATION

2021 MERCYRY, Music Video for 'Seeyoushine' Album Artwork for 'Out of Body'

2020 MERCYRY, Music Video for 'Glass Machine'

2019 NICOLETTE & THE NOBODIES, Album Photography for 'Devil's Run'

2017 TIMBER TIMBRE, Album Design + Photography for 'Sincerely, Future Pollution'



2016 MARVELOUS MARK, Album Design + Photography for 'Crushin'

2014 TIMBER TIMBRE, Album Photography for 'Hot Dreams'
**Nominated for a Juno Award: Album Artwork of the Year.


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EXPERIENCE

The Image Centre
Digital Asset & Imaging Specialist / Photographic Archives

Edward Burtynsky Studio
Archivist - Research Associate

Elaine Ling Photography
Head Archivist - Digital & Analogue Photographic Collection

Greenpeace Canada
Archivist / Photo Editor

Art Gallery of Ontario
Research Assistant - Print & Photography Collection

Toronto Metropolitan University Film Archive
Archivist / Preservationist
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AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective

Member of The Society for Imaging Science and Technology
*Core Committee 2023-2024* 

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Discussion Group