Andrés Saenz de Sicilia

2023 – Forestscapes w/ Public Data Lab & Kings College London

How can soundscapes be used as a way to attend to forest life and the many different ways of narrating and relating to forests, forest issues and forest protection and restoration efforts? The forestscapes project aims to explore and document generative arts-based methods for recomposing collections of sound materials to support “collective inquiry” into forests as living cultural landscapes. Supported by grants from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Kings Culture.

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2022 – UNESCO Biosphere Residency w/ Fabrica, ONCA Arts & The Living Coast

Creative residency in the Living Coast UNESCO Biosphere in Sussex, UK, in collaboration with by Fabrica and ONCA Arts. Using field recording techniques to carry out a process of creative research: documenting, archiving, mapping and constructing responses to the environment and communities of the biosphere. 

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2020 - w/ Emiddio Vasquez

Sediment Versions (I-IX), 2020

Sound, 14:25.
Dubplate printed on Transco acetate from 1974. Cut at Music House, London.
Produced by Villa Lontana Records, Rome.

Production of a dubplate record of compositions inspired by historical artefacts from the Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli collection, exhibited as a sound installation as part of the Memory Game Exhibition at Villa Lontana, Rome, curated by Jo Melvin and Vittoria Bonifati.

>‘Letter From Rome’ by Agnieszka Gratza, Art Monthly no.443, February 2021.
>Nero Editions
>Mousse Magazine

Group exhibition artists: Tauba Auerbach, Cyprien Gaillard, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hutton, John Latham, Charlotte Moth, Rosalind Nashashibi + Lucy Skaer, Olu Ogunnaike, Giorgio Orbi, Andrés Saenz de Sicilia + Emiddio Vasquez, Edoardo Servadio and Joëlle Tuerlinckx.

^Chris at Music House cutting the dubplate
>Dubplate playing during exhibition

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2019 – w/ Assemble       

Workshop and sound walk through central Porto exploring the environment through sound. Followed by a multi-channel live performance. Commissioned by Assemble as part of ‘Love and Garbage’.

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2019 – w/ Walter Maoili

Curated by Villa Lontana & Residency 80121

Composition and multi-channel live performance project developed in collaboration with sound researcher and experimental archaeologist Walter Maoili. Designing and performing a live set developed from recordings of Walter Maioli’s extensive collection of rare and unusual instruments. Performed on an 11 channel speaker system distributed throughout various rooms in the gallery space of Residency 80121 in Naples.

Excerpt from performance (rendered to stereo, begins 29:00):

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2012 – w/ Hito Steyerl

Interviewed as ‘activist’ for the artist film Adorno’s Grey (2012).

Exhibited 2012-2016 at: e-flux, New York; Slought, Philadelphia; Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam; Art Institute of Chicago; Senate House, University of London; Audain Gallery, Vancouver; ICA, London; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; MUAC, Mexico City; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

2010 – w/ Betsy Dadd

Sound composition for artist animation There Come thru the Woodlings (2010) exhibited at Flowers Gallery, London, August 11 – September 11, 2010.