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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SILENCED YOUTH:
A CONSTELLATION OF VIOLENCE


This work explores the deeply troubling narrative of violence in American schools through a medium that seeks to transcend boundaries and connect with the collective conscience of our society. 





2023



 

HEAR MY VOICE

This hybrid voice is a synthetic clone created from the amalgamation of hundreds of field recordings of Canadian wolves

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2023







I DID MY DAMNEDEST

This work aims to terramorphize the human desire for safety and connectivity, through the home engineering practices and materials used by the North American Beaver (Castor canadensis). 





LIVING DATA, PRESUMED DEAD

An electronic theatre and mixed-media installation that examines the abstract spaces that store trauma in the human brain.




CRICKET ALARM

A collection of synthetically altered natural field recordings which, following linear mathematical data; signal a mass sonic extinction event.



HERBIVORY

Herbivory is the feeding on living plant parts by animals, it is a key ecosystem process that has widely recognized effects on primary production and on vegetation structure and composition.



GROUND

Electrography helps to visually isolate these charismatic organisms, prompting the viewer to consider our own relationship with plants, and the shared desire, with electricity; to find ground.





GRAVITY

Gravity allows for the falling of pine cones, our day/night cycle, curved starlight and even time travel.

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2020



KARAWANE

The computer generated synthetic voice, modelled after my own; recites the famous 'Karawane' by Hugo Ball, the founder of Dada


2019




MOONQUAKE

There is a deep moonquake every 27 days, roughly the same amount of time that it takes the moon to orbit the Earth.





SYNTHETIC MEAT

From an outsiders perspective, this short story examines the human being and reduces it to 'sentient meat'. By creating these synthetic voices, and using them to narrate this story, I am exploring how we represent ourselves as human beings in the digital age.

2018





ANTECHAMBER

This project aims to build a visual archive of minerals, fossils, and artifacts, which all fall under the rules and responsibilities of Utah public land status.