JUDITH 
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DIMENSIONAL ATHLETE

IMMERSION SCULPTOR

ANCIENT COSMOLOGIST







UN/NATURAL SURROGATES

Online exhibition launch: December 12th/ 2019 , 7pm
@Public Art Lab / Brunnenstr. 72 / Berlin DE

Curated by Magdalena Kovaric & Benjamin Egger
Post-Digital Art Practices in Cultural Education
University of Applied Science / Potsdam DE

Artists: Donna Conlon, Hannah Neckel, Jan Robert Leegte, Jocelyn Neumann, Judith Sönnicken, Katrin Petroschkat, Kenny Löffler, Lele Schlaich, Leo Lehner, Mariana Reinhardt, Marisa Olson, Martyna Poznanska, Meike Boekholt, Mit Borras, Molly Soda, NEEEU, Renee Klaßen




UNSETTLING TIME

online Nov 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020
IRL Nov 4 - 20, 2019 / Space 204 at the Vanderbilt University Department of Art / Nashville US

Curated by Alejandro T. Acierto

Unsettling Time is a curatorial project by alejandro t. acierto that foregrounds Indigenous, queer, and postcolonial ideas around time. With work that draws on the archives of networked society, these pieces offer new theoretical formations, assemblages, and conceptualizations of time and temporality.
In an effort to decolonize time, this project sets out to destabalize the chrononormative straightness of time, to allow it to exist outside of the singular constructs of linearity and progress. As such, these works revise how we might think of other times, of the durations and extensions that push time into space, and of the multiple compressions of accumulated times that enable us the capacity to offer singular objects and memories.


Joshua Albers // Lee Blalock // Edgar Fabián Frías // Jason E. Geistweidt //
Yun Ingrid Lee // Xavier McFarlin // Dan Paz // Zander Porter // Rodrigo Nava Ramirez  // Fran Pérez Rus // Tyler Ryan // Heath Schultz // Judith Sönnicken // Eric Souther // Eva Wǒ // Jacqueline Wu

Support for this exhibition is provided in part by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Vanderbilt University Center for Digital Humanities, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Department of Art, and Space 204




BEFRIENDING HYPEROBJECTS: #TIME

Nov 1st - March 1st, 2020

curated by Judith Sönnicken

coded into 29.9769° N, 31.1327° E  (Cairo, Egypt) for The Wrong biennial 

In partnership with OUT OF THE CIRCLE, Cairo

CARLOS MONLEON, EDGAR FABIÁN FRÍAS, DIOGO EVANGELISTA, VANJA SMILJANIĆ, JAH SUN, MANUEL CARVALHO, BÄRBEL LANGE, NARUTO, MALIN ABRAHAMSSON, SARAH ANCELLE SCHÖNFELD, HOGIR GÖREGEN

https://thewrong.org/

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BEFRIENDING HYPEROBJECTS: PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Sonic meditation / performance
Friday, 10/18/19 // 7:30 pm at Gemeinde Köln / Cologne DE

For Vanja Smiljanić’s solo show  Plant Rant: Mea Culpa on Chlorophyll Sling
Curated by Agustina Andreoletti 

Environmental observations like the movement of the sun or the formation of clouds can be difficult to grasp. They hover in an abstract space, a hyperspace: they are #hyperobjects. This guided sonic meditation is a friend request to the hyperobject photosynthesis in both physical and virtual environments. By embodying one collective botanical organism, participants get to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and express their gratitude to the plant kingdom for relentlessly doing so.

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RADICAL IMMERSIONS

Fri 6 - Fri 20 September, 2019
Watermans Art Centre, London UK

This group exhibition engages critically with ideas, practices and beliefs of immersion in relation to digital culture and new media. It is also part of this year's Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts (DRHA) conference.

With works by disnovation.org, Claudia Dutson, Dasha Ilina, Danae Io, Gretta Louw, Hans Overliet, Guli Silberstein and Judith Sönnicken.

Curated by Klio Krajewska in collaboration with Elena Papadaki and Dani Ploeger.

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BEFRIENDING HYPEROBJECTS: PHOTOSYNTHESIS

2019
Sonic meditation / performance
Ruine der Franziskaner Klosterkirche, Berlin DE
Curated by Creamcake

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DIGITAL AMERICA

An essay on Google Gardening by Hannah Grow
2019

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Sound Science Podcast is a monthly podcast by Dr. Yewande Pearse about the science stories that affect our lives and have in some way influenced music.

Episode 5: The Left-brain vs. the Right-brain

At some point in your life, someone may have asked you whether you are left brained, or right brained. Or maybe you have heard someone proudly proclaim that they are right brained. This show is all about ‘The Left Brain Vs. Right Brain’ and the long held belief that people tend to have a personality or style of thinking that is either “right-brained or left-brained”. As a musician is your right-brain really doing all the work? Myth, half myth or truth? 

Guests:

Judith is an artist, whose recent work ‘Befriending Hyperobjects’, was recently exhibited at NAVEL in Los Angeles.

Rex Eugene Jung is an American psychologist who has researched on the neural basis of human intelligence and creativity.

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Befriending Hyperobjects is an ongoing decentralized eco-performance interfacing art and technology to fund environmental projects.

Hyperobjects are entities we cannot grasp in their entirety, such as water, cyanobacteria, or typhoon. They appear to us as an abstraction due to their scale, ethereal nature, or non-linear relationship with time. They are comparable to #hashtags.

In this project, artists “befriend” hyperobjects, similar to how you can befriend or follow someone online.

The initial exhibition at NAVEL in Los Angeles featured 17 artists from 5 continents and was fully biodegradable with exception of the technology needed for display. Instead of solitary human art practice, this project portraits the encounter and collaboration of human and non-human entities.

We were able to raise $82.98 / 0.46 ETH for the native plant nursery Hahamongna in Pasadena.

arroyoseco.org/nursery.htm

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INTERDIMENSIONAL ATHLETICS

2019
Guided meditation through 9 dimensions

With the support of breathwork, sound, and aromatherapy, Judith Sönnicken guides an inner journey for 7 participants through dimensions 1-9 (in chronological order). Upon their return to linear space/time, participants are invited to visualize the imagery that unfolded during their journey.

NAVEL, Los Angeles US

HYPERSLOW, Los Angeles US

STUDIO GOLDSCHMIDT / RUTHERFORD, New York City US

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