Jasmine Guffond is an artist and composer working at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures. Her practice spans live performance, recording, sound installation and custom made browser plug-in. Through the sonification of data she addresses the potential for sound to engage with contemporary political questions. Recent projects employed digital technologies, sonification and the aesthetisation of data as a means of fostering discussion around contemporary surveillance technologies as well as producing experimental audio works. Interested in providing an audible presence for phenomena that usually lies beyond human perception, via the sonification of facial recognition algorithms, global networks or internet tracking cookies she questions what it means for our personal habits to be traceable, and for our identities, choices and personalities to be reduced to streams of data.
Jasmine has exhibited internationally, released solo records with the Sonic Pieces (2015, 2017) and Karlrecords (2018) labels, received the ‘Working Grant for New Music and Sound Art’ from the Berlin Senate (2016) and is a current PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales Art and Design conducting research into sound as a method of investigation into online surveillance cultures.
A new album is due to be released on Editions Mego in Spring 2020.
Jasmine Guffond debuts on Editions Mego with a new album, Microphone Permission.
As the title suggests, the album draws from Guffond’s research into online surveillance and features source material from a variety of projects the artist has been involved with over the last two years.
She will premiere the album during an audiovisual performance at this year’s edition of CTM.
Editions Mego will release the new album by Australian producer Jasmine Guffond, titled Microphone Permission.
Guffond developed the album over a two-year period as part of her ongoing research into online surveillance and sound as a method of investigation.
Der Sound der Überwachung
Wer wissen möchte, wie sein eigenes Gesicht klingt, sollte sich an Jasmine Guffond wenden: Die australische Soundkünstlerin und Komponistin weiß Bescheid. Im Rahmen ihres „Sound Studies“-Studiums an der Universität der Künste sollte sich Guffond mit ihren Kommilitonen vor fünf Jahren einen Soundwalk rund um die Deutsche Oper ausdenken, einen Hörspaziergang also, bei dem man sich einen Ort über Klang und Geräusche erschließt. Das Thema war „Protest“
Chicks On Speed, Jasmine Guffond
In her lecture-sound performance, Jasmine Guffond works with an archive of false positives remixes. Using live uploads, she challenges the Content ID system and discusses the consequences brought on by algorithmic acts. The sound artist and composer works at the interface of social, political and technical infrastructures.
Biennial Project: Overtone Hive, 2019
Commissioned by the 2019 ChicagoArchitecture Biennial
In collaboration with: Jasmine Guffond and Lional „Brother El“ Freeman
Zorka Wollny invited Jasmine Guffond to collaborate on a 30 channel sound installation at the abandoned Overton Elementary School in Bronzeville, Chicago.