2019 Summer Artist in Residence: Jasmine Guffond

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This summer we are honoured to host acclaimed musician and sound artist, Jasmine Guffond, as Artist in Residence.


Jasmine Guffond is a sound artist and composer working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Her practice spans live performance, recording and sound installation. Her music draws upon influences from experimental electronic, drone, techno and the avant-garde. Working with abstract sound as much as traditional musical forms, she translates data into deeply engaging compositions.

Interested in providing an audible presence for phenomena that usually lie 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.

Jasmine has exhibited internationally, including at Akademie der Künste (DE), Deutsche Oper (DE) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (AU), performed live internationally at music and electronic art festivals, and recorded music for CD and 12 inch vinyl releases with the labels Staubgold, Monika Enterprise, Sigma Editions, Sonic Pieces and Karl Records. She completed the Sound Studies, Master in Arts program at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany, 2015 and received the ‘Working Grant for New Music & Sound Art’ from the Berlin Senate in 2016. She is a current PhD candidate at UNSWAD, Sydney, Australia, conducting research into sound as a method of investigation into contemporary digital surveillance.


During her time in NZ, Jasmine will be busy mounting her installation, Sonic Profiles, in the AF Gallery. Please join us to celebrate its opening at 5.30pm on Thursday 7 March. Jasmine will also perform alongside some of Auckland’s excellent sound artists and electronic musicians at the Fale on Karangahape Road, at 4pm on Saturday 9 March.






The Audio Foundation Artist in Residence programme is made possible by support from Auckland City Council and Creative New Zealand.