Summoning voices: a conversation with
A conversation with Alexandra Duvekot that took place during the
Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making July
8-9.23 in Goethe Institut Rotterdam and at radioecho.net
In the conversation you can hear Alexandra talking about her
artistic and sonic journey, her project Meduse Magiq, sonic piece
The Witch Choir and the importance of collectivity in her work.
Alexandra Duvekot (1984) is a musician, writer, and visual artist.
In her work, she examines how our perception influences the way we
deal with ourselves and our environment, and how our imagination can
help us to explore alternative points of view. Alexandra Duvekot
graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie at the Image and
Language department in 2013. During her work as a musician she
started to focus more on the performance aspect. Writing short
poetry, lyrics and music funnelled into composing performances and
conceptual installations where sound and voice is combined with
language and visual art. Her work on stage creates an opportunity to
build up different dimensions and to experiment with projects where
art, science and sound become one. On-going research, collaboration
and interaction with the audience is a major part of Duvekot’s work.
Often the artist herself holds a lecture on her research or gives
the opportunity to scientists, sonologists, musicians or writers to
reflect on her findings and open a dialogue with the audience in her
work. This results in questions and themes that recur in her work.
An artistic research often ends with a question. In 2014 she set up
sound art collective Meduse MagiQ which is located in an old church
in Amsterdam and operates as a radio station, a record label,
festival curator and a space for collaboration between several
international (female) musicians and artists. Working collectively
is of immense importance in her work and she supports the
collaboration of different collectives working around the concept of
art and sound.
Sonic With choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxLIfvgaN0s
Meduse MagiQ: https://www.medusemagiq.com/
Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making
Words make language, language makes stories, and stories make worlds
Radio Echo is summoning a diversity of voices of storytellers,
artists, radio makers, community builders, researchers and activists
during a two day radio symposium, online at our radio platform and
physically at the Goethe Institut Rotterdam. Through a series of
conversations, dj sets and vocal experimentations that weave a
multilayered broadcast that touches upon methods to reimagine the
realities that define our lives. With it we challenge normative
understandings of being together and compose a web of solidarity
amongst our communities. We aim to provide a space where many
disciplines can intersect, nurture each other and find a channel to
influence the world with a touch of our magic.