Geneva Skeen

Adjunct Professor of Art

Geneva Skeen is an artist, composer, and curator. Influenced by écriture féminine, alchemical metaphors, and a range of musical traditions ranging from holy mysticism to industrial, Skeen works with recordings, voice, mixed instrumentation, architecture, video, sculpture, and software processing. Her recordings, performances, publications, and installations focus on site-specific landscape studies as a means to highlight complex interdependencies between perception, attention, and trauma. In linking the finite resources of our physical landscapes and their infinite digital representations, these works address the myriad ways we embody the emotional tenor of life amidst climate catastrophe and late capitalism.

Skeen has released solo and collaborative musical works on Room40, LINE Imprint, Touch, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, and Crystalline Morphologies, which have been reviewed in The Wire Magazine, Pitchfork, Bandcamp, Foxy Digitalis, and others. She has presented work at LAXART, the Broad Museum, Open Space SFMOMA, LAND AND SEA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Center for New Music San Francisco, REDCAT, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As curator/founder of Sequencing, an online transmedia publication series for Fulcrum Arts which explores the intersection of art and science, she has published work from Suzanne Kite, Sarah Rosalena Brady, Felipe Meres, Nina Sarnelle, and others. She is also a member of VOLUME, a curatorial collective focused on sound and time-based practices. She received an MFA from Bard in Music/Sound and a BA in Critical Theory & Social Justice from Occidental College.

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