Yolande Harris is an artist and researcher exploring ideas of sonic consciousness. Her projects consider techniques of navigation, expanding perception beyond the range of human senses, the technological mediation of underwater environments and our relationship to other species. Her projects on underwater sound aim to bring us closer to this inaccessible environment, encouraging connection, understanding and empathy with the ocean. She has presented her work internationally over the last twenty years, including the ICA London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the House of World Cultures Berlin and the Exploratorium in San Francisco and holds a PhD from Leiden University in ‘Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness’ and an MPhil from from Cambridge University in Architecture and Moving Image. Yolande was Assistant Professor in Video and Open Media at Rhode Island School of Design, and is currently Research Associate at the University of California Santa Cruz, working on underwater sound in the Monterey Bay. Melt Me Into The Ocean (2018) is an ongoing investigation exploring our relationship to the world oceans through underwater sound. From a Whale’s Back (2020) uses video, sound and data from tags used by scientists to monitor whales.