mL Talks: Jacek Smolicki

metaLAB community meeting 02_2023

Soundwalking through Time, Space, and Technologies
Jacek Smolicki soundwalk with participants listening on waterfront

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.

About Jacek:

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.