Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Cree, Canadian interdisciplinary artist and sound designer. Her work engages tactics of material minimalism to create site-specific installations that sculpt droning, maximist experiences out of space and sound. Using audio programming software, computational processing, and acoustic instruments, Thompson’s works envelop audiences into a state of equilibrium and fill rooms with discrete frequencies that engage physical and auditory sensation.
Thompson’s work, often utilizing multi-channel audio or high-density loudspeaker arrays, has previously been presented by MUTEK Montreal, Send + Receive Festival, and Quiet City (Canada); British Council Arts and Somerset House for Amplify DIA (UK) ; Qubit (NY); On the Boards, and Wayward Concert Series (WA); Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium - PICA, Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, Disjecta, Yale Union, and Variform Gallery (OR), among others. She has presented collaborative works for The Kitchen, Danspace, and Lincoln Center (NY); The Cube at Virginia Tech (VA); Krannert Arts Center (IL); NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE); The Wiltern (CA); Out of Sight (WA); Converge45, Disjecta, SIX for Subharmonic, and PICA T:BA Festival 2016 and 2017 (OR). Thompson has participated in residencies at Pioneer Works (NY); HERVISIONS x Arebyte AOS residency (UK), and the Amplify residency in collaboration with Somerset House and MUTEK (UK).
Thompson has lectured and facilitated workshops as a part of the Time Based Art Festival (PICA with Tanya Tagaq), NYU ITP, NYU Abu Dhabi, Arizona State University’s Digital Culture Speaker Series, Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA with France Jobin), PNCA, PSU, Open Signal, and home school (OR). She has published works with Art in America, among others.
January 2020, Thompson was part of the first cohort of Cycling’74 Max Certified Trainers.