Artist Statement

Photo credit: Bruno Destombes

I am a Montréal-based media artist and composer operating under the pseudonym ‘Wiklow’. My practice tends to focus on exploring metaphysical experience through hyper-digitalism. I regularly collaborate with visual artists and compose for immersive audio environments. I also write instrumental music.

Digital mimicry. Technology has changed the way we interpret the physical world. Everywhere, we see the digital world reflected back at us. I am interested in natural materials that are interpreted as digital.

Metamusic. Auditory and psychoacoustic phenomena as essential composition strategies. I use concepts from meditation practices and work to manipulate the perception of time, space and reality. An artist talk I gave on this subject can be found here.

Reject perfectionism. It’s in-between the cracks that we find our own character. This is extends to a deeply personal component of self-worth. Whether it’s a broken piano or a malfunctioning drum machine, I work within this ethos, this manifesto of glitch-art.

My biography is here.