Lynn Loo is originally from Singapore and currently based in London. Her background is in music and her interest in film-making began in 1997. She studied film and video at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and film archiving at the University of East Anglia. Her early films are compositions in image and sound that suggest a narrative or convey an event without text or words, e.g 'Unfinished Symphony' (2001, 16mm); 'Floating' (2004, super 8).

 

In 2004 she was introduced to films by artists involved in the London Film-Makers’ Co-op.   The works of expanded cinema from the 1970s influenced her work whereby the exploration of film-making is through an investigation of the celluloid and physical materials of film, often presenting the work in performance using two or more projectors. The first of these films is '0' (2004, 16mm), followed by 'Vowels' (2005, 2x 16mm) that used letter-forms printed onto strips of film that also produced the soundtrack. 'Vowels' was extended to 'Vowels & Consonants' in collaboration with Guy Sherwin who she has continued to work with on various film performances and projects. Her most recent work is a 3x 16mm projection performance piece, 'Washi MM' (2017) made on residency in Japan.

 

Loo's films have been included in numerous international festivals and galleries. Her works are in the collection of Asian Film Archive in Singapore and He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen China. She also works on occasion as a curator and has produced several programmes of artists' films.

 

Loo supports herself working as a conservation specialist at the British Film Institute, National Film and Television Archive.