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Dear friends of SoundS,


We are excited to offer another sic! artist talk on 14 February at 7pm at Lietzenburger Straße 45, 10789 Berlin, Room 315. Media artist Nandita Kumar will speak about her work, artistic process, language and relationship with the viewer.


We would also like to use the opportunity to remind you to our current application phase for the winter semester 2023. We are accepting online applications for our Master's program until 1 March.


sic! – Artist talk

Nandita Kumar
Sounding the Quintessential


Moderated by Prof. Kirsten Reese, UNI.K Studio / UdK
Language: English
Lietzenburger Straße 45, 10789 Berlin, Room 315
14 February 2023, 7 pm


Over the last decade,  Nandita Kumar’s projects have become heavily research based that has led her to become interested in “environmental-data”, its representation and how one communicates that to the larger audience. Her data-driven artistic experiment probes through a given topic through its nature, scarcity, politics, interdependency, utility etc. and simultaneously explores methods of engaging audiences through these interactive installations.

The talk will trace Nandita’s  artistic process  and draw a web of networked thoughts, where her varied interests such as a researcher, sound, experimental film and animation, electronics and interactivity, community engagement, book building, system design; have all culminated into one cohesive language. It  will explore fundamental questions whether this experience presented be more intuitive and creative for the viewer, in order to build new neural networks and draw insights from the data presented. Can interactive archive systems be designed to enhance free associative thinking and pattern building process? How can we create stronger memories by virtue of exploring creative methods of interaction through a multi-sensory engagement? Can sound be used to bridge the gap between memory, data and free associative thinking and pattern building processes? Can graphical notation scores be used to build data archives and interaction structures which break through the linearity model of a traditional archive?
During the course of the talk, projects with different strategies build a story through technological correlation, material usage, sound, research, interactivity, philosophy; that induces questions and explore fundamental questions related to bridging the gap with the living ecological network.



Nandita Kumar, born 1981 in Pamplemousse, Mauritius, based in Goa/India and currently fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin program, is a new-media artist who works at the intersection art, environmental science, technology and community. She explores the elemental process through which human beings construct meaning from their experiences, by creating sensory narratives through the usage of data, sound, video/ animation and performance, smartphone apps, customized motherboards, solar/microwave sensors. Her interest lies in propelling the human race towards a sustainable development, which not only focuses on environmental protection, but also social development.



sound in context

Lecture series with international guests on sound art, electronic composition and sound-related media art with talks, presentations and lecture-performances.


A cooperation of

Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (MA) | UdK Berlin
UdK Berlin UNI.K | Studio für Elektroakustische Komposition, Klangkunst und Klangforschung
UdK Berlin IZM | Institut für zeitbasierte Medien / Generative Art | Society For Nontrivial Pursuits
TU Studio | Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation | Technische Universität Berlin


Foto: DAAD


From Paradigm To Paradigm, Into The Biomic Time


With works by Nandita Kumar

Opening: January 26, 2023, 7 pm
Running time: January 27 – March 26, 2023
Opening times: Thu– Sun, 12 – 7 pm; special opening times during MaerzMusik Festival: Tue March 21 – Sun March 26, 3 – 7 pm


Foto: Kathrin Scheidt


Application Period February 2023

Start of the application period for the Masters program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, which takes place from 1 February to 1 March 2023! To help you we have made an application checklist.




Best regards,
Prof. Georg F. Klein

Universität der Künste Berlin
Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (MA)
Interim Program Director


Foto: Steffi Weismann


Herausgeber: Universität der Künste Berlin, Der Präsident
Verantwortlich: Universität der Künste Berlin
Texte/ Redaktion: Kathrin Scheidt, Nandita Kumar, Philipp Heldt
Fotos: Kathrin Scheidt
UdK Berlin Career College
Masterstudiengang Sound Studies and Sonic Arts
Postfach 12 05 44 | 10595 Berlin



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