SHHE is the alias of Scottish-Portuguese artist, musician and producer Su Shaw.  Influenced by environment and ecology, her artistic practice explores themes of identity and connection at the intersection between sound, space and liminal states. SHHE’s eponymous debut album was released by One Little Independent Records and was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year 2020.

Sound works, performances and sound installations have been presented at V&A Dundee co-commissioned by MSCTY Tokyo, Edinburgh Festival, Summerhall, Dundee Botanic Gardens, Hangar (Lisbon, PT), Rawabet (Cairo, EG), Jesuit Cultural Centre (Alexandria, EG), Tankur/Westfjords Residency (IS), Erbil Citadel (Kurdistan, IQ) and BFI and Sensoria’s FAMLAB.

Cryptic’s artist residency programme provides professional development time and support for musicians and digital artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice, whilst engaging with other artists and receiving peer-to-peer learning. The emphasis of Cryptic’s residency programme is on research and the development of existing or new work and is not geared towards a final presentation.

This talent development opportunity is essential for both the artists and for Cryptic in nurturing the next generation of creative talent. Ultimately, the combination of international and UK artists at various stages in their career is what makes the learning experience so inspiring and for many artists it’s the ‘must go’ date in their calendar. Since 2012, Cryptic has curated this annual artist residency programme at Cove Park focusing on music, sound and multi-media, with over 78 artists benefitting.