Lauren Tosswill is an experimental performance artist working with sound, site, and movement to explore improvisation and vulnerability. She uses language and voice as a means to complicate and undermine comprehension, construct absurdity, and engage in live, relational exchange with collaborators and the audience.
Her debut solo album, my home in the year, was released on enmossed (US) in 2018. Her work also appears on a 2019 vinyl release titled Hotline, a compilation featuring acclaimed artists including Raven Chacon, Demian DinéYazhi', and Richard Blanco. She also has a 2022 solo release titled “1, 2” on Hard Return (UK). Her forthcoming release on Emmanuel Vincent Presents (US) is slated for 2023.
Her sound and video work has been exhibited at various institutions including The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, The University of New England, and The Portland Museum of Art. Since 2020, Lauren has given virtual performances including livestreams for Sonorium, Boston Hassle, Non-Event, Experimental Sound Studio, and The Wire.
Lauren received her MFA in music/sound from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.