Vicky Langan is a Cork-based artist whose practice operates across several often overlapping fields, chiefly sound, performance and film. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate territory loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion
With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art. Using simple raw materials such as domestic objects, hair and magnetic tape, she layers physical gestures and scraps of sound to create intensely personal imaginary landscapes. In opening herself emotionally, she creates warm yet discomforting rituals that at once embrace the viewer and remain resolutely private, exploring the limits of what can be shared between people and what must remain mysterious. She has a creative partnership spanning ten years with experimental filmmaker and critic Maximilian Le Cain. Langan/Le Cain are closely affiliated with Experimental Film Society, a company dedicated to the creation of uncompromisingly personal, formally challenging filmmaking. Langan is a recipient of a 2019 Next Generation Artists Award, as well as bursary awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council and Music Network. www.vickylangan.com
Vicky Langan is supported by Music Network's Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.