A Distributed Body: Non-binary Becoming Through Sound

Aktiviteetti: Konferenssiesitelmä


The art-process Body Resonance started in Seyðisfjörður (IS) in 2015 as a performance with my body sonically interacting with the walls and floors of a resonant space. These interactions were recorded and later played back as a sound installation in an art-space in Berlin. All actions were transcribed in a booklet to engage the fragmented relations of body, words, space, and sound, as an assemblage using bodily intensities to facilitate an affective relation to the listener. The Deleuzo-Guattarian Body without Organs is important here, in its processual state and articulated by surrounding factors, spatial properties and movement. This is regarded as a multiplicity in a process of deterritorialization, acting on the border of the actual and the real (A Thousand Plateaus [1980]1987).

For Deleuze and Guattari the body is fluid, extending beyond itself like the distributed movements in Body Resonance, referring to a body in invention. This frames a critical practice using sound as material, facilitating an ongoing exchange into new becomings. Additionally, the immediate signs of gender identity gets erased through the sound of the flesh hitting the surfaces. This transformative state rethinks the no longer binary body as pure sound and movement. Thus manifesting a flight from predetermined ideas of what a body is, what it can do, and how different codes of action are understood. It questions the border of the body and how we perceive, use, and identify ourselves as signs in contemporary culture. This relates to listening as well and whose “voices” are (re)presented.
Aikajakso6 heinäkuuta 2021
Tapahtuman otsikkoDeleuze & Guattari Studies Camp and Conference: Territorialities, Exterritorialities, Non-Territorialities
Tapahtuman tyyppiConference
SijaintiPrague, Tshekki
Tunnustuksen arvoInternational