A note from Jacek Smolicki on his talk, Soundwalking through Time, Space, and Technologies:
Departing from several of my recently developed artistic research projects, I will discuss how creative and critical approaches to recording technologies, particularly those concerned with sound, can help rewire some of our preconceptions about the surrounding environment, its human and more-than-human actors, histories and temporalities. I will talk and speculate about how sonic thinking and doing can aid us in connecting (with) those seemingly disparate and distant realms.
Jacek Smolicki is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, designer and educator. His work brings historical, critical and existential dimensions to listening, recording and archiving practices in human and more-than-human contexts. His work is expressed through soundwalks, soundscape compositions, experimental archives, installations and diverse forms of writing. He holds a PhD in Media and Communications from Malmö University and has been a postdoc researcher at Linköping University, Informatics and Media Department at Uppsala University, Sonic Research Unit at Simon Fraser University, and 2022/2023 Fulbright visiting scholar at Department of Music at Harvard. In 2019, he co-founded the Walking Festival of Sound.