Sandra Volny

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    Sandra Volny is an artist and researcher, founder of the art research platform Sound and Space Research ( She holds a Ph.D. in Arts et sciences de l’art from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (FR) and an MFA in Open Media from Concordia University (CA). Situated at the intersection between the acoustic and the visual, the art practice of Sandra Volny explores the perception of sonic space. Through walks, recordings, meditations, narratives, personal accounts, as well as scientific research and fieldwork, Volny strives to capture the sonic residue of our everyday spaces, surviving resonances attesting to our passing and triggering the collective or individual imagination.

    Her work in installation, sound, video, and performance have been presented, among others, at the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal (2019), Galerie Michel Journiac (France, 2017), Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture (Greece, 2017), FOFA Gallery (2017), Dazibao (2016), Centre CLARK (2016) and Raumlabor-267 Quartiere für zeitgenössische Kunst und Fotografie (Germany, 2013). The current research-creation project, Aural Soilscapes, takes a non-anthropocentric perspective to explore aural soils as witnesses of climate change, in collaboration with biologists and environmental scientists. Volny is also part of the interdisciplinary research-creation project AISHIP: Les nouveaux états d’être, for which she is working with Dr. Robert Truog (Harvard Medical School) to examine the ethical and emotional issues associated with the growing use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. She is currently in residency at the Darling Foundry until 2022.


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  • Canada

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