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 possibilities of additive and subtractive processes in 16mm optical sound film.
- 2018-present · MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Universität der K¨nste Berlin
- 2010-2013 · BA Cultural Philosophy and Art History, University of Florida (Honors)
2021 · Two Roots · Ukraine (TBA)
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 audiovisual 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', sound installation/sculpture.
November 2019 · Einmal ist Keinmal · Zwitschermaschine Gallerie, Berlin
Solo exhibition featuring nature in relation to technology, patriarchy, and capitalistic conquest. Audiovisual 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', sound installation/sculpture.
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.