Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: sTo Len
Centered around conversations with streams and rivers, sTo Len will use divining rods, fishing rods, hydrophones, contact mics, and radio transmitters to connect with the local waterways of Greene County, NY through sound rituals. Len will visit with the streams near Wave Farm during his residency and document the journey. Live Streaming will live stream on the internet in spontaneous events, and a final audio collage will be presented for FM broadcast at the culmination.
sTo Len is a genre fluid artist with interests in printmaking, installation, sound, video and performance. The cross-disciplinary nature of Len's work often centers around collaborations with bodies of water that transform waste into art materials and the public commons into an art studio and performance space. His sound work incorporates contact mics, analog effect pedals, cassette players, samplers, solar panels, drum machines, household appliances, and the đàn bầu, a one-string Vietnamese instrument. sTo Len is based in Queens, NY with familial roots in Vietnam and Virginia, and his work incorporates these bonds by connecting issues of their history, environment, traditions and politics. Len was recently the first artist in residence at AlexRenew Wastewater Treatment facility in Alexandria, VA and is a member of Works on Water, a group of artists and activists working with and about water in the face of climate change and environmental justice concerns. stoishere.com