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Selected News / Exhibitions / Performances / Talks / Workshops/ Residencies

2019/upcoming

November, 'Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice'. I will present 'Touching the Radio Tower. Doing Archaelogy of Mediations through Artistic Practice', a paper and performative lecture, at a conference organized by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics and the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University between 27th and 29th of November. As a production group member at Fylkingen, I am co-curating an evening with performances in conjunction to the conference. More info.

October, 'Sound as a Critical Practice'. I will give a guest lecture and workshop within the post-master course at Stockholm University of the Arts. During this workshop / seminar, I will discuss with participants how diverse practices related to the sense of hearing can help establish alternative modes of talking about and connecting with diverse histories, other than the ones constructed through visual means. Examples of practices such as attentive listening, soundwalking, and field recording will be discussed as exploratory, poetic, critical and reflective modes of articulating the complexity of the past sites, events and their actors. More info about the course.

October, 'Walking Festival of Sound', The second edition of the festival takes place in Newcastle between October 11 and 14. The festival website.

September, 'Walking Festival of Sound'. In collaboration with Tim Shaw from Culture Lab/Newcastle University, I organized the first Walking Festival of Sound. Intended as a series of events in various cities, Walking Festival of Sound focuses on transdiciplinary art concerned with listening and walking as poetic and critical modes of relating to our lived environments. Stockholm, 5-8 September 2019. The festival comprised several site-responsive walks, seminars, and performances alongside a sound installation featuring diverse field recordings from international artists. The festival website.


August, 'Sonic Sensibilities: /Mis/communication/s/', performing 'Per Aspera Ad Astra' and co-organizing a transdisciplinary listening session in collaboration with Janna Holmstedt from The Posthumanities Hub /KTH Stockholm, Reaktorhallen, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The session took place inside the large-scale art installation 'The Interplanetary Species Society (ISS)' by Jonas Staal. ISS is part of the project 'Choreograhies of the Social' curated by Edi Muka, the Public Art Agency Sweden (Statens Konstrad).



Participants
Cecilia Åsberg (founder and director of the Posthumanities Hub, KTH/Linköping Univ., SE), Marietta Radomska (co-director of the Posthumanities Hub, Linköping Univ., SE/Univ. of Helsinki, FI), Janna Holmstedt (artist, SE), mirko nikolić (artist, SE/FI), Jacek Smolicki, (artist, SE/PL).


July, 'Inaudible Cities', an ongoing sonic ethnography of Stockholm's peripheries resulting in a series of experimental audio-visual stories, premiered at a Sound Diaries event organized by Sonic Arts Research Center at Oxford Brookes University, UK, The project website.

photo by Lucia Hinojosa Gaxiola


June, 'The Hearth', a soundscape performance exploring the relationship between nature, culture, and fire and how it gets to be expressed in sound. The performance took place within 'A Longer Table', a generative exhibition curated by Heather Jones and Sally Müller, in collaboration with artists Ami Kohara and Erik Sjödin at Köttinspektionen, Uppsala, Sweden. Through shared curatorial research, Jones and Müller investigate the notion of hospitality in contemporary art generally, and within the context of a community art space specifically. In the midst of an ever-quickening pace of life, mass global relocation, conflicts around identity and belonging, and frantic searches for history, community and connection, this project is a first step in the exploration of hospitality as a concept and how it might be adapted for contemporary art and its relationship to its audiences and the community at large.

photo by Brett Ascarelli


June, Sound contribution to 'This Mantled', a durational performance by Anamaya Farthing-Kohl and Nathalie Wuerth exploring power relationships encoded in domestic items and everyday material culture, at Fylkingen, Stockholm.

photo by Anamaya Farthing-Kohl


May, 'Sonic Sensibilities', soundwalk and performance with Janna Holmstedt at an annual Spring Clean event, Marabouparken Konsthall, Stockholm.

photo by Marabouparken


May-June, Guest lecturing within the course "Design and Power" offered by Design+Change program at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. My classes and workshops covered such topics as experimental and critical cartography, experimental map and book making, history of collage and subversive techniques of revealing, visualising and sonifying power relationships in public spaces.


May, 'Para-archives' my doctoral dissertation, receives an honorary mention at the biannual best PhD prize in Media and Communications granted by the Swedish Association for Media & Communication Research (FSMK).


March, 'Ottilia Adelborg: Assembling the World', a talk and publication launch with Malin Pettersson Öberg at 'Ottilia Adelborg revisited', an exhibition curated by Sara Rossling at Konstakademien, Stockholm.

February, 'Soundscaping', a performative sonification of space at an evening with psychogeography curated by Katt Hernandez and featuring J.Barrett, H.Frisk, G.Hudson, K.Hernandez, L.Gerholm, and B. Andersen, CoyoteSTHM gallery, Hammarby, Stockholm,

February, 'Per Aspera Ad Astra', performative soundscape composition premiered at a group concert with Grisha Shakhnes and Katt Hernandez, Larry's Corner, Stockholm,


2018

November, 'Returning the Ear', art residency with Tim Shaw at Inter Arts Center (IAC) and mini-tour in Copenhagen, Denmark (Illutron), Malmö (IAC), Stockholm (Fylkingen), Sweden

October/November, 'Footbook for Soundwalking', (forthcoming 2019), a custom-made art/research residency at Arc Artist Residency, Romainmôtier, Switzerland

July, 'Listening Back, Listening Ahead', soundscape/soundwalk composition in conjunction with the International World Listening Day, broadcast on Resonance FM, and Resonance Extra, London, UK,

July, 'Gagnef Soundscapes', sound performance at Gagnef Festival 2018, Gagnef, Sweden

July, 'Assembling the World', design and premiere of a publication co-edited with Malin Pettersson Öberg in conjunction to the exhibition Unfold a Place, at the Ottilia Adelborg Museum in Gagnef, Sweden

June, 'The Spring Thing', coorganizing and participating in a forum on artistic research at Arc Residency in Jura Mountains, Romainmôtier-Envy, Switzerland

May, Guest lecturing and leading a workshop on mapping and documenting historical and present power relations in public space in Krakow/Poland, within the course "Design and Power" offered by Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

April, 'Cache 22: on Lures and Traps of Digital Memory', talk at the closing event of Living Archives research project at Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden

April, 'Quivering Stillness', sound performance at the closing event of Living Archives research project at Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden

April, 'Disrupted Witnessing', w/Tim Shaw presented within Testimony - Politics or Truth at Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

March, 'Disrupted Witnessing', w/Tim Shaw presented within Testimony - Politics or Truth, curated by Noa Treister at Volkskundemuseum (Folklore museum), Vienna, Austria

February, 'Alienating and Affirmative Power of Contemporary Mnemotechnologies', talk at Documedial Revolution seminar, Collè ge d'études mondiales de la FMSH, Paris, France

January, Thematic residency on artistic research at Arc Residency in Jura Mountains, Romainmôtier, Switzerland


2017

December, 'Para-Archives:Rethinking Personal Archiving Practices in the Times of Capture Culture', PhD defense at School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden.

November, 'Post-Digital Archives', talk and inaguration of Para-Archives, a post-digital publication series at Thinking Through the Digital in Literature, international conference in Linköping, Sweden.

September, '[Post]-[Digital]-[Archives]', exhibition and soundwalk at Inter Arts Center (IAC) in Malmö, Sweden (curating and participating). Invited artists and practitioners: Olle Essvik, Tim Shaw, Malin Pettersson Öberg, Ronda Bautista, Jenny Soep, Nikita Mazurov, Lucy N. Read more

September, 'Soundwalking as Para-archiving', talk at Det Trä dje Öret, (The Third Ear), Lund University, (IAC), Malmö, Sweden

July, 'Stockholm Soundwalk', multi-modal soundwalk in conjunction with the World Listening Day, Stockholm, Sweden

May, 'Fragmentarium - on Post Digital Archives', talk and exhibition at GeoMedia conference in Karlstad, Sweden

April, 'Fragmentality-Palma', residency, workshop, soundwalk and exhibition in collaboration with Ronda Bautista, Cac Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

March, Talk with Maria Renée Morales Lam at IASPIS open house, Stockholm,

February, 'Returning the Ear', collaborative sound-walk and performance with Tim Shaw, Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK


2016

September, 'Amble', collaborative residency, sound-walk performance w/Tim Shaw, Les Weekends du ROY Festival, Arc Residency in Jura Mountains, Romainmôtier-Envy, Switzerland

August, 'Returning the Ear', collaborative sound-walk with Tim Shaw, Science and Technology by Other Means 4S/EASST conference in Barcelona, Spain

June, 'Sonic Flaneurie' workshop, presentation and soundwalk, Flaneur Festival, Oslo, Norway

June, 'On Lifelogging and Quantified Self', interview for Medea Vox/Malmö University, Sweden

April, 'Fragmentarium', talk at a symposium on artists' books 'After the book' at the City Library in Linköping, Sweden

March, 'Minuting' online residency at InSonora festival of sound and interactive arts, Madrid, Spain


2015

November, 'Reality Backup', solo exhibition at Gallery Detroit/Stockholm

October, '24 Hour Reenactments', durational performance together with the Living Archives research group, AHA festival of Art and Science at Chalmers University Göteborg, Sweden

September, 'The Only Thing We Have to Fear is...' presentation at the symposium on Media Archaeology Lab and Artistic Practices, Data Museet, Linköping, Sweden

June, 'The Art of Self-Tracking', curatorial co-direction with Alberto Frigo and participation in a group show at Mason Fort back to back with Quantified Self conference in San Francisco, USA


2014

March, 'Street-sampling Madrid', installation, performance and workshop at In-Sonora, VIII Festival of Sound and Intermedia Arts, Madrid, Spain


2013


November, 'On the Art and Act of Archiving in the Digital Age', conducting a workshop on Augmented Reality at Moholy Nagy Institute of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary

November, Performing within Tarek Atoui's project 'Metastable Cut' at 'The Art of Memory' Exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

October, 'Slussen Project', sound installation at Medborgarplatsen Library, Stockholm, Sweden

October, 'AffeXity', installation and performance co-developed with Living Archives research group members (Susan Kozel, Jeannette Ginslov, Camilla Ryd and Daniel Spikol) within the ReNew performance art festival in Copenhagen, Denmark

September, 'Hökarängen Project', sound installation and performance at the group exhibition 'Aural Spatiality', Stockholm, Sweden

July, 'Open hAir', sound installation and performance in collaboration with Azusa Itagaki, Norbergfestival, Norberg, Sweden

June, 'Slussen Project: Archiving the Ephemeral' sound installation at Musik Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

March, 'District 1941-1943', artistic direction and production of a commemorative soundwalk for the Jewish Culture Festival, Krakow, Poland