Jasmine Guffond, ‘Sonic Profiles’ – (7/03/2019 – 30/03/2019)

Jasmine exhibtion poster
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Audio Foundation is pleased to present the second exhibition of 2019 by Australian via Berlin sound artist Jasmine Guffond.


Sonic Profiles sonifies the meta-data from the twitter accounts of well-known public entities: Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, YouTube, CNN, the BBC. By translating twitter meta-data into sound in real time, this multi-channel composition questions what it means, via the logic of data extraction, to be reduced to streams of data. By abstracting human bodies into data flows, online surveillance networks create profiles of the subjects of such surveillance – our data doubles. Considering the extent to which we watch each other via social media, personal identity becomes a commodity and our humanness itself is increasingly defined by our data-selves. Frequently based on the intentional disclosure of personal information by users of digital services, online surveillance algorithms are constantly fed by the very subjects they monitor. Within a culture of permanent online connectivity, who are we to these ubiquitous algorithms?


Jasmine Guffond is an electronic musician and sound artist working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Focused on electronic composition across music and art contexts, her practice spans live performance, recording, sound installation and custom made browser plug-in. Through the sonification of data, she addresses the potential of sound to engage with contemporary political questions. Interested in providing an audible presence for phenomena that lies beyond human perception, via the sonification of facial recognition algorithms, global networks, or internet tracking cookies she questions what it means for our personal habits to be traceable, and for our identities, choices and personalities to be reduced to streams of data. She has exhibited and performed live internationally and recorded music for the Sigma Editions, Staubgold, Sonic Pieces and Karl Records labels.


Opens: Thursday 7 March, 5.30pm (w. refreshments from Liberty Breweries)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00pm – 4.00pm.
Closes: Saturday 2 March, 4.00pm