Yolande Harris is an artist and researcher exploring ideas of sonic consciousness. Her projects consider techniques of navigation, expanding perception beyond the range of human senses, the technological mediation of underwater environments and our relationship to other species.
Yolande studied at Edinburgh University and music at Dartington College of Arts, she holds an MPhil from Cambridge University in Architecture and Moving Image and a PhD from Leiden University in ‘Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness’. She presents her work internationally, past exhibitions include Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the House of World Cultures Berlin and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Awards include stipends from the Dutch Funds for Visual Arts Architecture and Design and research fellowships at the Orpheus Research Center in Music in Ghent, the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, the Jan van Eyck Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht. Yolande was Assistant Professor in video and open media at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and is currently lecturer in digital media art at San Jose State University and lecturer and research associate in electronic music and media art at the University of California Santa Cruz.