AVA is the alias of Marseille-based conceptual artist Ava Halloran. Lost in sound, her live performances, sonic collages, and fantasy maps explore how the ephemeral nature of the (in)audible can be used to address tangled questions of place and belonging.
Born in the Arizona desert where she spent her childhood, but later moving to the European metropol, her work draws on this experience of flitting boundaries and cross-spatial wiring. Tuning into her sonic surroundings, she tries to understand a place’s social, cultural, and political complexities by unpicking and reshaping them through experimental electronics and visuals.
Playfully collapsing and reimagining static ideas of language and perception into soundscapes and sonic cartographies, her art is a process of revitalization. For the last five years, AVA has been developing her holistic sound-based practise between Geneva, Berlin and London.