Christina Goestl,

»The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, it is queerer than we can suppose.*«
another acoustic extravaganza. Poetic theory, storytelling, audio paper, 7 min, 2022
* J.B.S. Haldane, 1928, in Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity (St. Martins Press 1999)


Another acoustic extravaganza is an experiment in storytelling that links theory, poetry, the personal and the political, thus creating a fable about complexity and the rich heritage of discourses on complexity and transformative processes in sciences (namely zoology/biology) and the arts. Through storytelling and poetic theory I intend to deepen the practice of listening through form-finding, both textually and spatially, and in connection with the concept of collectivity.

In exploring modes of storytelling, I use a performative approach: speaking with my whole body, expressing my engagement with the text, making the recording a live event – always with listeners in mind, inviting listeners along the narrative. Without skimping on clarity or facts, I wish to allow room for listeners to draw personal conclusions, give vent to complexity, and invite us to turn from knowledge to thinking, affection and vision.


REVERB: Echo-Locations of Sound and Space
SpokenWeb Symposium, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, May 1 - 3, 2023
Sounding Research, Listening Session #1
Audio paper presentations & panel talk, Auditiorium Angewandte, Vienna, March 14, 2022
Sounding Research, Listening Session #2
ÖGGF-Tagung 2022, Universität Salzburg, October 1, 2022

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