Micropolitics of Noise

Long Durational Sound Art Performance [39 days/324 hrs]


Commissioned by NEON and Marina Abramović Institute (MAI)

The acoustic ecology and the soundscape of modernity meets the human body. A performance-experiment that embodies the micropolitics and social affects of sound. The social, physical and psychological affects of sound as a form of violence remind us that conscious emotion is unnecessary in producing fear responses.
Lambros Pigounis creates a long durational situation in which his body is exposed to subsonic vibrational forces, triggered by the presence of people around him. Left in a state of fragmented threat for seven weeks, the body unconsciously experiences three kinds of fear-induced reactions: fight – flight – freeze.

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New York Times

Marina Abramovic Institute Hudson New York

Witte de With Research Museum – Roterdam

The Art Newspaper

The Straitstimes


concept, sound design and installation, performance: Lambros Pigounis

platform construction and acoustic research: Sotiris Psaras (acou.gr)

motion tracking programming: Vicki Bisbiki

sound technician: Vasilis Gouveros (IMA Audio-Lighting)