Scott Arford is one of the leading figures of new media arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work constantly strives to create an undeniable ecstatic moment, where sound, image and environment merge into a singular experience. His Static Room and TV-IV projects create intense flickering static environments using images to create sound and sounds to create images. Works created for Naut Humon’s CineChamber expand these projects into multi-channel video and sound installations. His Infrasound collaboration with Randy Yau, activates architectural space with sound, literally causing buildings to shake and vibrate. He was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica.
Arford has appeared at venues worldwide including SFMOMA; Dissonanze 7, Rome; LUFF Festival, Lausanne; Observatori Festival, Valencia; the Sounding Festivals in Guangzhou and Taipei; LEM, Barcelona; Liquid Architecture, Melbourne; Festival de Video/Arte/Eolectronica, Lima; and Sonic Light, Amsterdam.
Arford received a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University in 1991. He is currently an instructor at the California College of Arts. In 1995 Arford founded 7hz, a warehouse/performance space. From 1995 to 2002, 7hz was San Francisco’s leading venue for noise and experimental music.