Imagination and media archeology: Sound art performance by Andrejs Poikāns

On 26 May at 17:30, we invite everybody to SODAS 2123 residency programme participant Andrejs Poikāns’ sound art performance.

The sound art performance takes the form of an algorithmically pre-composed lecture, where sounds are intruding, contributing to and introducing odd gaps in speech. The solidity of what is heard and dreamt of becomes a thin line. It is also a search for a space where ‘making sense’ is a question and language rests in potentiality. The lecture will explore the occult histories of sound recording media, as well as the mythical practices that have contributed to contemporary computation utopias.

More about the artist:
Andrejs Poikāns is an artist and researcher based between Riga, Latvia and The Hague, the Netherlands. In his practice, he uses new media techniques to experiment with speculative software art, computer graphics, sound installations, electroacoustic music and sound performance. As a researcher, he is fascinated by topics of listening modes, sound perception, the philosophy of language, media archaeology and experimental computer music. He is a graduate of the New Media Arts BA programme at Liepaja University (2017–2020) and a research associate at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatoire The Hague. His recent artistic interest is in the poetics and metaphysics of the human voice—a rhizome of questions regarding subjectivity. Through these inquiries, the artist attempts to draw a
map of listening which is concerned with ‘internal’ and ‘external’ sound images and the blurry areas in between.

This residency is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

The activities of SODAS 2123 are supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.