Luca Soudant (Maastricht, 1993) is an academic, writer, artistic researcher, teacher and DJ (ADIË) based in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Their research is situated at the intersection of gender studies, posthumanist feminism and sound studies. They graduated from the research master Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam and the artistic research master Critical Studies at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. Right now, they teach Critical Studies at Maastricht Institute of Arts and Willem de Kooning Academy.
In their artistic research practice, they inquire the relationship between gender performativity and sound beyond language, the human voice and music, what it means to be literally touched by sound and how sonic thinking can offer a trans*formative politics toward non-binary and anti-essentialist conceptions of gender. With the aim to blur a theory/practice divide, they do research through engaging with scholarly literature as well as experimenting with various forms of matter: e.g. sound waves, subwoofers, bodies (human and nonhuman) holographic foil, repetitive kick-drum beats, fire, sub-bass frequencies and spaces.
On Sonic Intimacy at the Sandberg Graduation Show, Het Hem, Zaandam [NL], 2020. Photo by Alizé Wachto.
18 October 2021 Talk: 'Gender en Geluid (+DJ Workshop)' at Porta Mosana College, Maastricht.
15 October 2021 DJ set at StrandedFM for Gehaktbal, Utrecht.
23 October 2021 Lecture talk with Simone Schuffelen at De Fabriek, Eindhoven.
23 October 2021 DJ set at Qtopia Queer Art Festival, Nijmegen.
12 November 2021 DJ set at Kunstinstituut for Publication Studio Garage Book Sale
and Closing Drinks at Melly, Rotterdam.
December 2021 Publishing: 'Trans*formative Thinking Through Sound:
Artistic Research in Gender and Sound Beyond the Human'
in Open Philosophy, a topical issue on Sonic Research.