[ISEA2018] Paper: Stahl Stenslie — OMNI ANIMA: holophonic transformation of indigenous Sami joik song into shared and embodied flesh


Short Paper

Keywords: Indigenous song, joik, embodied sound, somaesthetics, somatic sound, transformation of cultural heritage.

The collaborative OMNI ANIMA art project investigates how the traditional and indigenous expression of the Sami joik can be compiled, transformed, processed and shared through an interactive electronic sound installation. Based on indigenous art forms, the project impacts several areas both within culture and arts. One being joik as a tool to negotiate identity in a post-colonial perspective and a tool that has been essential in forming the idea of a sami nation, Sapmi, in Northern Scandinavia.

  • Stahl Stenslie: artist, curator and researcher specializing in experimental art, embodied experiences and disruptive technologies. His artworks challenge our ordinary ways of perceiving the world. His practice asks the questions we tend to avoid or where the answers lie in the shadows of existence. Artistic keywords are somaesthetics, unstable media, transgression and the numinous. The technological focus in his works is on the art of the recently possible – such as panhaptic communication on Smartphones, somatic sound and holophonic soundspaces, and open source, disruptive design for emerging technologies. He has been exhibiting and lecturing at major international events (ISEA, DEAF, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH). He has moderated various symposiums like Ars Electronica (Next Sex), ArcArt and Oslo Lux. He co-founded The Journal of Soma-esthetics (journals.aau.dk/index.php/JOS) and is the editor in chief of EE – Experimental Emerging Art magazine (eejournal.no) His PhD on Touch and Technologies:(virtualtouch.wordpress.com)

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