Award: Music-led creative collaboration (Fusion)

Year: 2020

Genre: Electronic

Instrument/voice type: Electronic and Programmable Instruments

Location: Scotland


SHHE is the alias of Scottish-Portuguese artist, musician and producer, Su Shaw.
Recent projects include a series of video collaborations with filmmaker Harry Clark and dancers from Scottish Dance Theatre; Geographical Skin with dancer and choreographer Eve Ganneau and collaborations with mixed media artist Portis Wasp, designer Xiaofei Zhang and artist, musician and designer Tommy Perman.
Shaw's work focuses on themes of identity, often exploring the relationship between sound and environment. In 2020, Shaw was nominated for The Arts Foundation Fellowship for Experimental Music.
Press and performances include V&A, NTS, Dazed, Clash, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, The Skinny, Spiegel and Deutschlandfunk Kultur, with residencies held at Summerhall (Edinburgh, Scotland), HANGAR (Lisbon, Portugal) and Westfjords Residency (Þingeyri, Iceland).
SHHE's eponymous debut album was released by One Little Indian Records (Björk, Manu Delago, Poppy Ackroyd) in 2019.
D Ý R A is a project which uses landscape, light and sound as a method for exploring liminal states of consciousness.
Combining field recordings, environmental data and footage captured in the Westfjords of Iceland, D Ý R A seeks to create an immersive and meditative visual-soundscape across a number of digital platforms.
Support from Fusion Fund will allow Shaw to begin the next stage of project development in collaboration with creative technologist Andrew Melchior and sound designer and engineer Sam Annand.