L U C A   S O U D A N T
artistic researcher, curator & writer


The self-coined term sonic manspreading operates as a research concept that has helped to signal and acknowledge the noisy and occupational wide-horizontal space that sticks to masculinity. Typically, western theories on gender performativity are focussed on the visual: anatomy, clothes, accessories, bodily movement, hair, etc. Alternatively, sonic manspreading investigates the spatial sonic manifestations of gender performativity. From a bottom-up and acoustic perspective, it focusses on the space-taking Eurocentric and colonial construction of masculinity that dominates and oppresses on a global scale. As term-of-departure it has moved through various projects: community-based work, performances, audio works, installations, and my writing practice. 

Sonic ManspreadingLuca Soudant

Audio performance at Sandberg Institute, as part of the ongoing artistic research on Sonic Manspreading.

 © 2019 by Luca Soudant

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