john grzinich in wadi rum 2018

CV of artistic work

+ sound-video artist
+ project coordinator
+ workshop facilitator

John Grzinich (Estonia/US) has worked since the early 1990s as an artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, moving image, site-specificity, and collaborative social structures. My work often explores the perception of sound and space to find resonance between people and places. In recent years my focus has been on combining sound and listening practices with various media to confront anthropocentric perceptions of the world through expanded forms of participatory engagement.

Additionally, I have worked with experimental video production since 2000 often in combination with my audio work. In 2010 I completed my first two film works, ‘mimema’ and a treatise on sound and site-specific activity ‘Sound Aspects of Material Elements’, both of which were screened internationally and then published on DVD by the US label and/OAR (2012). I’m continually attempting to rethink the cinematic format with an emphasis on the sonic experience. This emphasises a more animistic view of living landscapes, material objects, the built environment through the complex relations of human and non-human agents.

From 2003-2019 I have been a program and project coordinator at MoKS, an artist-run international residency centre and project space in southeast Estonia.

online links: bandcamp, soundcloudflickrfreesoundyoutuberadio aporee mapsdiscogs, instagram

site concept: any system has one dimension of phase space for each variable that can change – mutation will change one or more variables and shift the system a small distance in phase space

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