Mark Soo was born in Singapore. He graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2001 and currently lives and works in Vancouver and Berlin. He works in a variety of media including photography, sound and video, which he uses to investigate notions of perception, modes of representation and considerations of social space. He draws on diverse sources ranging from art history to popular and social histories.
House is a Feeling is an installation that features a soundtrack of muffled reverberant bass derived from a mix of various electronic music. The sound emanates from the gallery walls, as the artist explains, “Because the aural perception of bass is largely directionless, there is generally no point where the viewer encounters a physical object or defined location for the work”. By keeping the public guessing as to the cause of the muffled sound, he challenges the audience’s expectations of encounters with art by bringing the private, domestic space as well as the leisure and personal expression into the public art museum.
He has had solo exhibitions in Vancouver, Berlin and Seattle, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions.