Cissi Tsang / samarobryn

b 1982, Hong Kong

Born in 1982 in Hong Kong, Cissi Tsang is a trans-disciplinary artist living in Perth, Australia. Her work explores the sonification and visualisation of the found environment using data. The main focus of her practice has been on found artefacts in the environment, her response to the natural landscape as a composer and performer, and using the landscape as a narrative device.

Tsang has performed and exhibited her works in Australia, Asia, UK and the USA under the names timeofhex and samarobryn, and her photography has been short-listed in various international and national awards. She is a PhD candidate at the Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University) and holds a MCDArtDes from the University of New South Wales.

//EDUCATION
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, PhD Candidate (2016- )
University of New South Wales, Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design, 2015
University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts, 2004.

//SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2017 Revel-8 Film Festival (ECU Judges Award for Composition)
2017 WAM Song Of The Year nomination (for The Road Is My River), Experimental category
2017 Makestra, Spectrum Project Space, Perth (exhibition and residency)

2016 Seeing Sound, Kaleidoscope Festival, Joondalup (audiovisual installation)
2016 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address (composition and performance, with Nicole Canham and Decibel New Music)
2016 Revel-8 Film Festival (ECU Judges Award for Composition)
2016 Readycut Residency, You Are Here Festival, Canberra
2016 Sound Thought Festival, Glasgow Scotland
2016 Live performances in Perth

2015 The Conversation (artist and book design), Perth
2015 Lethbridge 10000 Art Award Finalist, Brisbane/online
2015 ART-Town, Chapel Street Precinct, Melbourne
2015 The Prevention – with Art In Process (sound and performance), PICA Perth
2015 Live performances in Perth
2015 Tour of Cambodia

2014 Clifton’s Art Prize Finalist, Parmelia House, Perth
2014 Lethbridge 10000 Art Award Finalist, Brisbane/online
2014 Macquarie Photographic Prize, Semi-Finalist
2014 Live performances in Perth

2013 Lethbridge 10000 Art Award Finalist, Brisbane/online
2013 Life Art Worldwide, Brisbane
2013 Story Of The Creative, See Exhibition Space, New York City USA

2012 Macquarie Photographic Prize Finalist, Orange, Sydney and Dubbo
2012 National Campus Art Prize Finalist, Adelaide
2012 Human +/- Nature, Kurb Gallery, Perth (artist, co-curator)

//PAPERS
Tsang, C. (2017). Addressing Agnotology Through Art. THNMF Conference, Perth, Australia. Manuscript in preparation.

Tsang, C. (2017). Sonifying and visualising the landscape. Sounding Out The Space Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Manuscript in preparation.

Tsang, C. (2016). Finding meaning in data: using data elements to sonify and visualise the found environment. The Soundtrack: Sound and Music in Emerging Audiovisual Media, Bristol UK.

Maujean, J.M. and Tsang, C. (2016). Making The Makestra: Repurposed, bio-electrical and 3D printed-instruments. eContact! issue 18.3 – Sonic DIY – Repurposing The Creative Self.

Tsang, C. (2016). Hexadecimal compositions – using HEX data to sonify images of the found environment. Proceedings of Sonic Environments: Australasian Computer Music Conference 2016, Brisbane

//PROJECTS AND RESIDENCIES
2018 Burren College Of Art, Ireland

2016 Time_Place_Space_Nomad, Victoria
2016 Silence Awareness Existence Residency Program, Arteles Creative Centre, Finland

2015 Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Supported Residency, Victoria

2014 Porosity Studio, Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin China
2014 Vanuatu Island Innovation Lab, Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation

//COMMISSIONS
2016 The Light That Is Waiting, The Difficult Music Commission
2016 Readycut Residency, You Are Here Festival

//OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016 Peer reviewer, Directions Of New Music journal
2016 Gallery Coordinator, Joondalup Art Gallery