Julie Freeman is an artist (born 17 April 1972, Halton, UK), her work spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores the relationship between science, nature and how humans interact with it. For the past 12 years her work has focused on using electronic technologies to ‘translate nature’ – whether it is through the sound of torrential rain dripping on a giant rhubarb leaf; a pair of mobile concrete speakers who lurk in galleries haranguing passersby with fractured sonic samples or by providing an interactive platform from which to view the flap, twitch and prick of dogs’ ears.
In 2005 she launched her most known digital artwork The Lake, which used hydrophones, custom software and advanced technology to track electronically tagged fish and translate their movement into an audio-visual experience. The work was developed over three years and supported by Tingrith Coarse Fishery and a two year fellowship from NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).
She was artist-in-residence at the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Centre at Cranfield University (2007-8) where, with Professor Jeremy J Ramsden, she created works that aimed to increase public understanding of self-assembly and organising processes at the nanoscale, and their potential social impacts and consequences.
Julie is a graduate of the MA in Digital Arts at the Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University, London, and Board Member of MzTEK a nonprofit collective with the aim of encouraging women artists to pick up technical skills in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology.
She is currently based in the Media and Arts Technology lab at Queen Mary University of London.
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—Carol Freeman (b. 1941)
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—Nora Ephron (b. 1941)