ELENI IKONIADOU, vocalities entangled in nonhuman history, Agata Kik, δημοσίευση στο CLOT Magazine [11/3/2023]
Born in Athens and based in London, Dr Eleni Ikoniadou is an academic, writer, theorist and curator. Previously in the role of a founding director of the Audio Culture Research Unit at Kingston University, a platform exploring the digital and sonic aspects of culture, or Executive Board Member of the London Graduate School, Ikoniadou is now a Reader in Digital Culture and Sonic Arts and Senior Tutor in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Her research brings together art, theory, and technoculture, with a specific focus on sound and voice.
In 2019 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, she curated Her Voice, an evening of live performance, sound, film and discussion examining the ubiquitous nature of automated female-sounding voices in contemporary life, proposing an inquiry into the question: How might we test mainstream notions of agency and subjectivity, manifest alternative productions of knowledge and power, and acquire new understandings about what it is to be female – or, even, what it is to be human – under the spell of ‘her voice’?
She is also the author of The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic (MIT Press, 2014), in which she suggests the notion of rhythm as a way to tap into the nonhuman modalities of accessing an event of knowledge. As a member of the art research group AUDINT, researching peripheral sonic perception, together with Steve Goodman (kode9) and Toby Heys, they co-edited the anthology Unsound:Undead (Urbanomic/MIT, 2019). Evoking the potential of sound, infrasound, and ultrasound as interdimensional carriers, they inquired into inhabiting the space in between the realms of the living and the dead. Unsound: Undead also turned into an installation presented in 2019 at arebyte Gallery in London.
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