Studio XX is pleased to host Annie Goh as part of its residency program. She will work on her project GenDyTrouble: Cyber*Feminist Computer Music from April 4th to April 30th, 2018.
The project GenDyTrouble draws on the common etymological ground between generative art/music and gender (Latin: genus, generis, generare, Greek: genos, gonos) to perform a symbolic collision between Iannis Xenakis’ “Génération Dynamique Stochastique” approach to waveform synthesis (shortened to “GenDy”) and Judith Butler’s foundational work of queer-feminist theory “Gender Trouble.” It seeks to interrogate the socio-political implications of “natural” and “unnatural” sounds in the history of electronic music and asks whether, and under what conditions generative processes can be considered sources of emancipatory potential.
GenDyTrouble was first created as multi-channel live sound performance in 2015 and as an essay for n.paradoxa: feminist art journal the following year. During her residency, Annie Goh will develop the project by consolidating the audio material into fixed recordings and experiment further with live performance techniques.