“offensichtlich unbegründet”

is a write-up and/or script for a performance-lecture on how to listen and think (with and against) the archive. Presented live a couple of times in 2020; now living as a book chapter in “Postcolonial Repercussions – On Sound Ontologies and Decolonised Listening,” published by Transcript Verlag.

There is a Point at Which Methods Devour Themselves

8-channel Ambisonics sound installation. Commissioned by the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. Based on “Balada do Filho Pródigo” (1989) by Elomar Figueira Mello, re-interpreted by Aimilia Varanaki. Length: 3:34. Text by Marie Thompson:“In There is a Point at Which Methods Devour Themselves, the listener encounters a voice singing of home, inflected with glitches and distortions. […]

On The Apparently Meaningless Texture of Noise

Binaural sound essay, developed for Akademie Solitude/ZKM as part of their Web Residencies program. Awarded with a production grant at the HASH AWARD 2020 conceded by ZKM/Akademie Solitude on February 21st, 2020. All sounds recorded at EMS Stockholm between June and September 2019. Listen to the sound essay: http://meaninglesstexture.schloss-post.com A longer interview about the project […]

On the Endless Infrastructural Reach of a Phoneme

is an essay for the Transmediale Journal, in which I discuss “how the trivial and the familiar can be weaponized in order to trigger emotions, evoke dialects, and ultimately decide upon the course of lives.”