Jasmine Guffond with live Visuals by Ilan Katin | SIMULTAN Festival 2023

Jasmine Guffond is an artist and composer working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Her practice spans live performance, recording, sound installation and custom made browser plug-in. Through the sonification of data she addresses the potential for sound to engage with contemporary political questions. Recent projects employed digital technologies, sonification and the aesthetisation of data as a means of fostering discussion around contemporary surveillance technologies as well as producing experimental audio works. Interested in providing an audible presence for phenomena that usually lies beyond human perception, via the sonification of facial recognition algorithms, global networks or internet tracking cookies she questions what it means for our personal habits to be traceable, and for our identities, choices and personalities to be reduced to streams of data.

Jasmine has exhibited internationally, including composing the sound for Shulea Cheang’s installation in the Taiwanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2019) and collaborating with Zorka Wollny on a sound installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennale (2019). She has performed internationally at electronic music and art festivals, including the opening of the CTM Festival (DE) in 2020 and a commissioned work for the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) Acousmonium, premiered in Paris at Présences Électronique in 2022.

Intuitively exploring abstract sounds and referencing traditional musical structures, Jasmine Guffond has released solo albums on Sonic Pieces (2015, 2017), Karl Records (2018), and Editions Mego (2020) labels to critical acclaim.

She was awarded the Berlin Senate Working Scholarship for New Music and Sound Art in 2016 and 2022, and was featured in Wire magazine in 2019.

In 2021 Dr. Jasmine Guffond completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales Art, Design & Architecture department, where she conducted research into sound as a method of investigation into online surveillance cultures.

Ilan Katin is a Berlin based artist who currently makes non-figurative drawings, occasionally collaborates with musicians doing live visual performances, and sometimes ventures into the creation of installations. As of late 2018 he has been involved with the blockchain art community, publishing works on superrare.co, knownorigin.io and contributing to DADA.art.

Photo credit: Jasmine Guffond & Ilan Katin - HAU1 - CTM Festival © Udo Siegfriedt 2020

The project is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is financed and organized in partnership with the Municipality of Timișoara through the Center for Projects.

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SIMULTAN Festival 2023

SIMULTAN Festival 2023