NICOLE L’HUILLIER (CL)
Residency period: May-July 2023
During her residency, Nicole L’Huillier explored resonant ways of blurring arbitrary rigidity. Her work consisted of resonant arrangements of membranes, humans and winds that led to the integration of a community radio, a DIY cassette/USB label for migrant artists and a performance in/to the wind. This was achieved through a series of collective listening/sounding workshops and through the creation of membrane speakers and mics: touchy, rubbery, oscillatory listening/sounding devices that were used to merge individual sounds into collective noise, as well as to build a flying sound system of kites so our voices can collectively stir up the wind.
“Through resonance, we engage with a series of shared vibrations that activate membranes in our spaces, bodies and minds. Part of these vibrations are perceived as sounds when we listen. While we are resonating – as well as listening – we become many, we receive, and by doing so, we also give back. Limits and borders are diffused and things reorganised in an agglutinant relationality. By learning from the possibilities of resonance and interference we can rearticulate our relational ways and the narratives that define us, a task that seems more urgent than ever.” — Nicole L’Huillier
Nicole L’Huillier (born in Santiago, 1985) is a transdisciplinary artist who works with sounds, vibrations, resonances and multiple transductions to explore sound as a construction material that intertwines agencies from the micro to the cosmic level, stimulating new imaginaries, sensitivities and collectivities. L’Huillier works with new and ancient narrative and creative technologies in order to actively move beyond anthropocentric perspectives and practice decolonial ways of imagining and being between worlds.