Julia Adzuki

Instruments of Repair

This workshop is part of a research project by Heidi Hart and Beate Schirrmacher at Linnaeus University (Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies). The project, Instruments of Repair, is about artists who place musical instruments outdoors, burning them or letting them decay in ponds, playing already abandoned instruments, and/or making new instruments from found materials. We are discovering how these artworks help us think in new ways about human culture in the natural world.

As part of the research project, we have invited artist Julia Adzuki to present a workshop on creating musical instruments from organic materials. During the workshop, Julia will guide participants in making their own Ovular flute from ostrich egg, bamboo and shell and playing together. The Ovular flute is inspired by Ocarina and Kyotaku flutes.

Julia Adzuki is an artist and dance educator working with acoustic, tactile and poetic resonance; creating instruments, installations and participatory performances that awaken the senses. Born and raised in Australia, she moved to Sweden in 2003 to sculpt ice. Her work is currently focused on environmental grief, on the connective practice and transformative power of lament in the midst of the planet’s sixth mass extinction. Addressing and honouring what is being lost, releasing the silence of shame, witnessing and connecting deeply, with people, plants and places.

Julia Adzuki is a co-initiator and member of Ljudtornet and Ministry for Environmental Grief. She is a teacher of the somatic movement practice Skinner Releasing Technique, and has an MA in choreography (with specialisation in New Performing Practices) from Stockholm University of the Arts. Since 2009 Julia has an ongoing collaboration with Patrick Dallard as SymbioLab; a mobile laboratory for relational art, ecology and listening.

Photo credit (photo of Julia): André Wulf

Event supported by Crafoord Fonden and Det kulturella universitet.

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