Rachel Shearer

Rachel Shearer is an audio and visual artist based in Auckland. Her visual work has been marked by it's overlap with sound.

Fakerie (2009) was described as a “digital seance of aural and visual sculptures”. Hold Still (2006) reworked a number of amateur films shot by women in the 1930s, which had subsequently been deposited in the collection of the New Zealand Film Archive. Combining shifting textures of audio transition with images of recreation, domesticity and landscape, Hold Still drew a “psychic tracery” of memory and place.

A range of sound practices inform her work. Active as an experimental musician since the late1980s, Rachel also creates sound installations, music for film, sound design and editing. Rachel currently lectures in time-based arts in Spatial Design at AUT.