john grzinich b. 1970 new york state, lives and works in estonia
+ sound-video artist
+ project coordinator
+ workshop facilitator
I worked since the early 1990s as an artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, installation, moving image, site-specificity, and collaborative social structures. I have performed and exhibited in North/South America, Europe and Japan. The focus of my work in recent years has been to combine sound and listening practices with various media to challenge age old anthropocentric perceptions of the world we inhabit. CDs of my compositions have been published on such labels as SIRR (PT), Staalplaat (NL), Edition Sonoro (UK), Mystery Sea (BE) CUT (CH), CMR (NZ), erewhon (BE), Intransitive Recordings (US), Digital Narcis (JP) Taalem (FR) Semper Florens (RU), and Cloud of Statics(CH).
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.
Since 2003 I have been an event and project coordinator at MoKS, an artist-run international residency centre and project space in southeast Estonia.
online links: bandcamp, soundcloud, vimeo, flickr, freesound, youtube, radio aporee maps, discogs, 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
for comments and questions, send me message via the contact page.