Sandra Kazlauskaitė

Sandra Kazlauskaitė is an artist and researcher working across the disciplines of sound and auditory culture. Her works have been exhibited and performed in the UK, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Germany and the United States. She was awarded a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2019 for her doctoral thesis “Expanded Aurality: Doing Sonic Feminism in the White Cube”. Her research work has been published by MIT Press, Bloomsbury Press and VDA Press. Sandra is a Lecturer in Sound and Music Theory at University of Lincoln, where she researches and teaches theory and practice of soundscapes, practices of listening, audiovisual arts, sound, and music cultures. Sandra also makes ambient music and is a part of two female and non-binary DJ collectives SISU and GUYZ.

During the residency in SODAS 2123 the artist will explore how soundscapes might be gendered and gender sounded in the post-soviet context, specifically Lithuania. Using field recordings, note-taking and audiovisual archiving, the project listens to everyday lived public and private spaces and asks how different thresholds of sound, from silence, voice, music to background noise, contributes towards the production of soundscapes where prescribed gender roles, sexism, and misogyny continue to linger as ingrained sounding elements, questioning how these might be embodied by those who endure in it.

SODAS 2123 residency program supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.