Sacha Ratcliffe is a sound artist, sound designer, sound editor, sound recorder, filmmaker and graphic designer, based in Montreal.
Since completing a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Film Production from Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Sacha has been working on her creative practice, building a considerable body of audio work, video experiments and sound-based media projects. She has been awarded several grants (Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec) which have strengthened her ambition and her motivation to pursue an artistic career.
She has participated in many residencies abroad; in Sweden, at the Visby International Centre for Composers; in Portugal, at de Liceiras 18; and in France, at La Cité Internationale des Arts, le Cube, le Centre des Arts d'Enghien-les-bains, and leZinc; and in Iceland, at the Fish Factory Creative Center.
Sacha has collaborated with many other visual artists and filmmakers on installations, video art pieces and short films, as sound designer, including Matthew Rankin's most recent short film, Tesla: World Light (2017), which will be presented in the Semaine de la Critique section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Eager to experiment, evolve and collaborate, Sacha is constantly pushing the boundaries of her creative practice.
She has showcased her work on several occasions. Her audio-visual installation Noises of the Unknown was presented at the Made in Friche : Machines festival in Marseille, France, in 2015. In April 2016, she exhibited a new installation piece Les Ondes du Bonheur at the artist-run centre Espace Cercle Carré, which has been selected to run again in May 2017.
Her next ambitious project is to produce her first studio album; a collection of soundscapes. A project that will take shape in 2017, thanks to the generous support of PRIM via their production assistance program.