Antoine Chessex is a multifaceted artist whose work blurs the boundaries between noise, politics of sound, audio deconstruction, and artistic research while transversally exploring sonic imaginations.
creates ominous sonic fictions investigating the
plasticity of space and time. Selected
instrumental works include Les
Abîmes Hallucinés, La
Résonance des Ruines, The
Experience of Limit,
a performer, he
radically deterritorialized the
by playing his horn through distorting stacks of guitar
amplifiers to create monolithic walls of electrified textures
and intense live actions as documented on Subjectivation.
recent years, he also refocused acoustic
playing within different constellations.
a researcher, Chessex
critically with discourses and positions within the
sound studies field, as well as investigating possible social
and (inter)relational qualities of sound production and
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), Grim (Marseilles), 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), Anthology Film Archives (New York), 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 in Neo
interview on 15 questions website: HEREinterview on Tokafi PART I & PART II
satakunnan kansa in finland
earlier reviews selection of solo works here
photo by Anton Lukoszevieze, London, 2015