Coming from practices of sculpture, music and dance, we, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari and Kiran Kumar, initiated the Sono-Choreographic Collective for transdisciplinary art and research. Our work distills into sound and object making, as well as movement and writing.

At the core of our collaborative practice is play: We play intentionally to seek, affirm and share a life-ness, which we see as so important to the world today. We play our self-made research instruments, and also our human body-mind. We play attentively with notions of subtlety, embodiment and consciousness through the arts.

In actively seeking out various constellations of collectivity, we engage in interpersonal dialogues, focused reading groups, workshops and publications with other artistic and scientific collaborators, beyond our core trio. Through these collaborations we intend for Sono-Choreography to tap into the generative potentials of inter-cultural and interdisciplinary differences in order to expand personal encounters of something ineffable into shared experiences of nuance. 

It is in this sharing of ineffable, nuanced co-presences that we locate our urgent resistance to the excesses of modernity, to tendencies of higher, stronger and faster. Our resistance is both micropolitical, in that it proposes subtle modes of sensing, as well as of planetary proportions, in its search for more life sustaining cosmologies. Our practice of Sono-Choreography always strives to tease out more than monistic ways of sensing, experiencing, knowing and therefore relating-with our worlds.


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Kerstin Ergenzinger︎︎︎ is a visual artist working across the fields of installation, electronic arts, sound and drawing. The inextricable relations between body and world, perception and the perceived, sensing and sense making are central themes of her practice.

Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari︎︎︎ is a composer and artist, working across a broad spectrum of practices to embody and re-ritualise ways of sounding as an alternative mode of being. Exploring a plethora of artistic strategies his work attempts to navigate the physical, political and spiritual turbulences of our world.

Kiraṇ Kumār︎︎︎ is a dance artist, researcher and writer. His work focuses on unpacking understandings of the human body-mind through a trifold practice of dance as art, science and ritual, and on the proposals for change that these understandings may hold for our contemporary world.

Sono Choreographic Collective