Luca Soudant is an independent curator, critical thinker, writer, artistic researcher, teacher and DJ Them Fatale based in Rotterdam NL. They have an academic research background in noise theory, queer feminist methods of inquiry and new materialism. In addition to their academic research, they have developed a research-based art practice within the department of Critical Studies at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam.
Their current practice consists of academic writing, performative lectures, tender listening practices, installations and sound pieces. Troubling and blurring the line between theory and practice is the melodic rhythm they want to play by in all they do. Also, because the baseline of their work questions hierarchies of knowledge, the incorporation of embodied knowledges is an important to their work. At the moment they are continuing to develop their research into, what they termed, ‘sonic manspreading’; what it means to be literally touched by sound and; how sonic thinking can offer transformative political models toward a more inclusive world. As part of their process, repetition and low frequencies are essential elements to healing and ways of queer world making.
4 September 2020
DJ set at Lang Zal Je Raven, Oosterbar (Amsterdam, NL).
12 September 2020
DJ set at Syntax, Luxor Live (Arnhem, NL).
26 September 2020
Digital exhibition at Digital Slip //:embrace, Double Okay (Reading, UK).
Sandberg Institute graduation show, Het Hem (Amsterdam, NL).
Date TBA 2020
DJ set at 'Staging Facts', Sexyland (Amsterdam). This event presents work by people from the Critical Studies Department at Sandberg Institute. They are made through a series of writing workshops with poet and critic Mia You. This event is postponed, more info soon.
Seminar on 'Queering the Museum' in the Van Abbemuseum. Photo by Diewke van den Heuvel.