“Musical weirdo and visionary” Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a United Nations Women role model for innovation, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her “world first” album designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Named by WIRED Magazine as one of the “22 people changing the world,” singer-songwriter and innovator Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music that bridge the physical and digital, which include a 3D theater for the palm of your hand; a wearable record jacket cut by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix’s tailor out of fabric woven with Wolfe’s music; and most recently an “anti-stream” from the quietest room on Earth and space beam via the Big Bang horn. Wolfe is also the Co-Founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia.
The Barbican recently commissioned a documentary about Wolfe’s pioneering work titled Orange Juice for the Ears: From Space Beams to Anti-Streams and Wolfe’s latest innovation is an environmental protest piece built using 800,000 years of historic data that will be premiered at the London Design Biennale in 2021.
Wolfe will be introduced by Nobel Prize laureate Robert Woodrow Wilson.