Florence To is a Rotterdam-based art director and installation artist working across multiple mediums. Producing generative visuals and animations for music and dance performances, developing immersive environments and projections, constructing more idiosyncratic media assemblages – while active in many arenas, she brings a consistent aesthetic and attention to detail to all her projects. Drawing on an appreciation of pattern and material forged in a stint in the fashion industry, she delineates spaces and sounds with light in personal projects and with myriad collaborators.
CAN first encountered To in Montréal in spring 2015, while she was participating in a residency at the Société des Arts Technologiques and working on a dome-based projection project. An email exchange ensued when she shared her documentation of that work in January, and that got the ball rolling on this extended conversation about her work, her ongoing interest in using light and sound to induce altered states, and the roots of her practice.