TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
Gilles Aubry is a Swiss artist, musician, and researcher based in Lausanne and Berlin. His work engages with sound, technology, and environmental voices in relation to power and coloniality. He creates installations, films, performances, radio plays, and teaches at UDK Berlin. Recent projects include The Gramophone Effect, a sound piece with Robert Millis and the Indian collective “Traveling Archive,” commissioned by Documenta14 (2017, Kassel and Athens); Black Anthenna, a performance with Nathalie Mba Bikoro for the Tuned Cities Festival in 2018 (Ancient Messene); Salam Godzilla, a film essay shot in Agadir on the 1960 earthquake, premiered at FID Marseille 2019, and presented later in the exhibition “Love and Ethnology – The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity” at the Berlin House of World Cultures (HKW); Atlantic Ragagar, a film on seaweed and pollution (Special Mention at Ji.Hlava IDFF 2022); and The Whistle, a sound installation by the VACUT Group (Voices against Corruption and Ugly Trading), commissioned by OTO Museum in Zurich (2022). He holds an MA in Sound Art from the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) and a PhD in social anthropology from the Bern University.
Gilles Aubry’s works have been presented in numerous international art exhibitions, film festivals, music venues, and radio shows. In addition, he has released several music albums under his name and with the experimental noise band MONNO.