Antoine Chessex is a multifaceted artist whose work assumes a wide diversity of forms blurring the boundaries between Noise, audio deconstruction and artistic research while transversally exploring sonic imaginations.
Chessex creates ominous sonic fictions resulting in sound masses like manifold audio monsters resounding the plasticity of space and time. Recent instrumental works include Les Abîmes Hallucinés, The Experience of Limit and Echo/cide.
a performer, he radically deterritorialized the
by playing his horn through distorting stacks of guitar
amplifiers and PA systems to create monolithic walls of
electrified textures and intense live actions as documented on
recent years, he also refocused acoustic
playing within different constellations.
a researcher, Chessex
around Noise, marginal artistic practices, politics of sound
and critical listening within the context of sound studies
while investigating possible social and (inter)relational
qualities of sound production and reception.
His works have been presented at Cafe OTO (London), Transmediale festival (Berlin), Ultima contemporary music festival (Oslo),Videotage (Hong Kong), Diapason Gallery (New York), Issue Project Room (New York), The Lab (San Francisco), The Compound (San Francisco), INA/GRM Présence électronique Festival (Paris), Berghain (Berlin), Tuned City festival (Berlin), Alexandrinsky Theatre (St-Petersburg), Sonic Protest festival (Paris), Unsound festival (Krakow), Archipel festival (Geneva), Women (Los Angeles), Ultra Hang festival (Budapest), Parnassos concert hall (Athen), Ateliers Claus (Brussels), Vaal Gallery (Tallinn), Dom (Moscow), All Ears Festival (Oslo), Corsica Studios (London), Sound Forest festival (Riga), Urban Guild (Kyoto), Urga (Tokyo), Ochiai Soup (Tokyo), Namba Bear (Osaka), Swissnex (San Francisco), Center of contemporary arts (Warsaw), Fundacion Serralves (Porto), Palace Akropolis (Prague), Tam Tuumb! Festival (Roma), Audio Art Festival (Krakow), Meteo Festival (Mulhouse), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Ze Dos Bois (Lisbon), Elastic Arts (Chicago), HAU (Berlin), Mochvara (Zagreb), Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), LUFF festival (Lausanne), Ruin Festival (Wien), Echo festival (Belgrade), Fylkingen (Stockholm), Sendesaal Bremen, DNK(Amsterdam), Istituto Svizzero (Roma), Rotterdam Film Festival and Fri Art (Fribourg).
list of works HERE
Interview on 15 questions website: HEREExtensive interview on Tokafi PART I & PART II satakunnan kansa in finland
review of bolidages on die tageswoche
earlier reviews selection of solo works here
photo by Anton Lukoszevieze, London, 2015