Surrounding us is an invisible layer of natural data. We often can’t see, hear, smell or taste it, but it’s there in the form of electrochemical activity in plants, water flow in trees, particulates in the air, pollution in the water and more. I’m fascinated by this unseen macrocosm and my work lifts the veil into this world, using sensors track such live data and translate it into sculptural sound installations that viewers can experience viscerally.

Sensor-driven Sound Installations

CUT-UP POET TREES
(2023)

DUNEWIND RESONATOR
(2023)

SYMPHONIC FOREST
(2021)

BOTANIC QUARTET
(2020)

About Scott Kildall

Scott Kildall creates artwork that transforms hidden data from the natural environment, such as water quality, air quality and plant data into sculptural sound installations. He uses custom electronics to create generative, data-driven experiences with uncertain outcomes.

His artwork has been exhibited internationally at venues including the New York Hall of Science, Transmediale, the Venice Biennale, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the San Jose Museum of Art.

He has received fellowships, awards and residencies from the SETI Institute, The Bloedel Reserve, Impakt Works, Autodesk, Recology San Francisco, Joshua Tree National Park, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and more.

Scott Kildall has been working with art + technology + education for over 15 years.  He currently resides in San Francisco, where he runs a residency program from his home called Xenoform Labs that hosts international new media artists.