Ani Samperi is an independent multimedia sound artist and researcher based in Berlin, Germany. Her practice currently incorporates light, field recordings, repurposed objects, organic materials, and resonant materials, and spans between sculpture, film, performance art, and immersive installation. Her sound and video installations use concepts inspired by esoteric discourse to address questions of personal identity, social politics, emotional intimacy, and sensual expression. Currently exploring the sonic possibilities of 16mm optical sound film.
- 2018-present · MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin
- 2010-2013 · BA Cultural Philosophy and Art History, University of Florida (Honors)
October 2021 · UdK Rundgang · UdK Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Berlin
Group exhibition featuring various sound installations, films, open studios, and performances by UdK M.A. Sound Studies students, as part of the annual UdK Berlin Rundgang. 5.1-channel audiovisual installation featuring the materials and processes of 16mm optical sound animation.
September 2020 · Two Roots · Ukraine
Group exhibition based on exploring the complex relationship and boundaries between natural and urban environments and objects. Curated by Two Roots Collective. La Sorciere, video installation, 5.1-channel surround-sound.
February 2020 · Noise Floor · ausland, Berlin
Group exhibition exploring the various possible meanings of 'noise' from both humans and non- human perspectives. Prototype of 700 Fathoms, multi-channel sculptural sound installation.
December 2019 · water~sound~city · Zwitschermaschine Gallerie, Berlin
Group exhibition based on the physical, environmental, and social relations of water in human settlements. Curated by Francisco Petrucci. Tears of Ice, sculptural sound installation.
November 2019 ·
Einmal ist Keinmal
· Zwitschermaschine Gallerie, Berlin
Solo exhibition featuring nature in relation to technology, patriarchy, and capitalistic conquest. Sculptural sound installation, 4.1-channel.
October 2019 · A Hi-Fi Wasteland · public garden, Neukölln, Berlin
Group exhibition based on consumerist accumulation of e-waste, featuring repurposed objects brought to new life through sound. Lorelei, sculptural sound installation.
Recent publications and research
April 2020 · 'water~sound~city' exhibition catalog · Universität der Künste Sound Studies, Berlin
Research text accompanying 'Tears of Ice' installation. Curated by Francisco Petrucci.
- November 2019 · Sound Sewage: an ecoacoustic perspective on anthropogenic noise as represented in sound art · Universität der Künste Sound Studies, Berlin Academic essay and research.
Residencies and memberships
September 2020 · Two Roots · online
Residency with artists from Ukraine and Germany, exploring the complex relationship and boundaries between natural and urban environments and objects.
July 2020-present · Lacuna Lab · Kreuzberg, Berlin
Artist collective, with emphasis on scientific experimentation and method.