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Leslie Deere

Tutor, School of Fine Artat Glasgow School of Art
United Kingdom
Focus area: Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification

Dr Leslie Deere is a researcher and artist based in Glasgow, Scotland with a background in classical dance. She holds a BA Honours in Sonic Art from Middlesex University under Hugh Davies and Salomé Voeglin and an MA RCA in Acoustic Images under Jon Wozencroft. After her BA, Leslie developed a gallery-based sculptural practice and completed large-scale sound installation commissions. For several years she has been creating work that borrows from her background and combines gesture with live audio-visuals. Leslie has recently completed a PhD at the Glasgow School of Art, investigating gestural audio-visuals in VR, in relation to expanded forms of spectatorship and audience experience. 
Commissions include sound installations for Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Sky 1 TV Series Rooftop Rainforest, the Whitstable Biennale and SoundUK. Leslie’s work is in private and public collections and she has a permanently installed interactive sound and light sculpture at the Forever Institut in Geneva. Deere has exhibited and performed internationally at venues such as MoMA PS1, BFI, Tramway Glasgow, Forthwith Festival (Winnipeg, CA), Memphis Concrète, Cafe OTO, the Whitstable Biennale and the De La Warr Pavilion. Publications of Leslie’s are sold at ICA London, Weil’s Museum Brussels, Printed Matter NYC and Motto Books Berlin.