Doing Sonic Feminism is a chapter that will be included in the Atlas of Imagination book, to be published by Vilnius Academy Pressin 2019. The chapter creates a visual map of my practice-based research methodology and contextualises some of my art projects, including Expanded Soundscapes compositions.
Women Sonic Thinkers - The Histories of Seeing, Touching and Embodying Sound explores the histories of sonic thinking and practice in the context of sound arts through a feminist perspective. Specifically, it forms a critical investigation of how self-identifying women artists working with sound and technology as well as writing about sound and technology, have sought to respond and to an extent subvert the techno-determinist attitude towards, what I call, sounding arts. What potential alternative methodologies, ones that operated outside the “sanctioned” norms and regulations as prescribed by male domination in sound art, were invented, discovered and utilised by those who, one way or another, were marginalised or working outside the stereotypically ingrained canons (the rational, objective and what one may consider - a masculine approach to sound)? The chapter, thus, questions what methods manifested in the artists’ conceptualisations and writings about sound as a result since the invention of the first auditory technologies such as the phonograph at the start of the twentieth century. This chapter will be included in the The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art book, edited by Holger Schulze and Sanne Krogh Groth, and will be published later in 2019.
Soundscapes of the Post Soviet World Today is an article that reflects on my personal ethnographic sonic art project that aims to reveal the soundscapes of contemporary post-Soviet countries. In this statement I present the project’s first case study: the soundscapes of Lithuania. The article was published by Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. 25 - The Politics of Sound, Dec 2015.