Luca Soudant (Maastricht, 1993) is an academic, writer, artistic researcher, teacher and DJ (Them Fatale) 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.
Currently, 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 a non-binary and anti-essentialist conception of gender. With the aim to blur a theory/practice divide, they do research through performing textual analysis of 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.