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Image courtesy Diann Bauer

Technology Now: Sonic Feminisms Part II

30 Sep 2016

Performances by Marcin Pietruszewski with Diann Bauer, Adda Kaleh (the music project of Alexandra Pirici) with visuals by Ion Cotenescu, and Yoneda Lemma with Anna Mikkola and d-n-e/UAO

A night of performance, DJs and visuals in the ICA Theatre explores the gender politics of voice and sound. Composer Marcin Pietruszewski performs (dia)grammatology of space—a piece for human voice, synthetic speech and computer—with accompanying visuals by Diann Bauer. Its conceptual point of departure is an original libretto text written by Helen Hester and Katrina Burch from the Laboria Cubonics Collective, and Virginia Barratt of VNS Matrix.

There are also performances in three acts from the music label Xenoethics. Yoneda Lemma performs morphopoietic dream sequences of the child-like empress, with a video by Anna Mikkola, followed by d-n-e performing ( • ) a sonic decomposition of the Xenofeminist Manifesto with voice by Amy Ireland, Katrina Burch, Robots Veena, Princess & Sin Ji, and a new piece (( • )) with anadumbrative tactics of the UAO (Unidentified Audial Object).

This is the second in a two-part event co-organised with Helen Hester examining gender, sonic media and the post-human.

Artist biographies

  • Diann Bauer

    Diann Bauer is an artist and writer based in London. Her work spans a range of disciplines and has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at Tate Britain, The Showroom and The Drawing Room (all in London). Bauer is involved in several collaborative projects including with Laboria Cuboniks with whom she wrote and published Xenofeminism, A Politics for Alienation in 2015.

  • Ion Cotenescu

    Ion Cotenescu (aka VJ Cote) is a Bucharest-based visual artist combining spatial context and CGI. As a tech tributary to contemporary media platform vvvv, he has found himself branching out in his interests from visual syntax into interaction and light-design.

  • Adda Kaleh

    Adda Kaleh is the music project of Bucharest-based artist Alexandra Pirici. She has a background in choreography and performing arts, but attempts to work undisciplined across different mediums, including film and music. Pirici represented Romania together with Manuel Pelmuş at the 55th Venice Biennale and her works have been presented at Tate Modern, Berlin Biennale, Van Abbemuseum and Centre Pompidou.

  • Anna Mikkola

    Anna Mikkola is an artist, curator and writer. Her work engages with the tensions between human, nature and technology. Mikkola's work has been shown at Lighthouse in Brighton and at Jupiter Woods and Arcadia Missa in London, among other places. Mikkola is the co-founder of V4ULT, a platform that explores boundaries and interfaces, and the performative project Human Interference Task Force.

  • Marcin Pietruszewski

    Marcin Pietruszewski is a Polish composer currently based in Edinburgh. He holds a MS diploma in Digital Composition and Performance from Edinburgh College of Art.  He works largely with synthetic sound and uses compositional techniques developed in contemporary electroacoustic and computer music. He also engages with computational linguistics, mathematics, dance and design.

  • Xenharmonikôns

    Yoneda Lemma is Katrina Burch's quasi-causal brainchild, a sonic excavation site plotted to deepen the game of thinking with the universe.

    d-n-e (Donatas Tubutis & Katrina Burch) is a sleepwalking cru, staring into the modern abyss from a geometrical point of view. In opening up a general space of alternative passages and tones, an abyssal sonic folding of pointers and arrows, they erotically nurture the multi-modal tension spaces of permissible sonics.

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