Sal Cooper (animation/visual media)
Kate Neal (composition/sound design)
Cooper and Neal create work across a variety of presentation mediums: short films for cinematic and performance contexts; large-scale staged visual-theatre works; installations and new music concert pieces. Their cross-platform work is concerned with developing new languages to explore aspects of our human existence and articulating these discoveries through the relationship between vision and sound.
Their first collaboration Song For a Comb was a Tropfest finalist in 2009 and won Best Animation and Women in Film Awards. In 2019 they premiered The Commuter Variations for solo piano and animation with New York based pianist Lisa Moore. While You Sleep, a 45min live theatrical performance piece for string quartet and visual media, premiered in a sell out season at Arts House in November 2018. In 2020 they premiered Sentiment Logistics, a short video work commissioned by Tura Adapts: No Borders Commissioning program.
They are currently developing a number of commissions including a major new work A Book of Hours: a study in time and motion with Gerard Van Dyck and the Rubiks Collective.