Margriet Kicks-Ass - Sound-case
Studio Loos, Den Haag
Margriet Kicks-Ass creates an authentic and direct sound world of raw extremes and no compromises. Already as a child she asked herself: Why are the dishes not arranged alphabetically? She refuses to be intimidated by calls for efficiency and functionality and choses a Dadaistic approach, instead, juggling the context and meaning of daily life objects with an analytical attitude, which reflects her fascination with natural phenomena and technology. This forms the point of departure for her playful kinetic sound sculptures, which she presents as autonomous works and in theatrical live performances. Her new project, the SOUND CASE, consists of an empty record case that she filled with self soldered electronics to produce a wide range of sounds, from sensor driven analog squeaks and squeals to the slick sounds of a synthesizer.
Margriet Kicks-Ass is an interdisciplinary artist based in IJmuiden and Berlin. Recently she initiated a successful series of museum workshops called “Asking Stupid Questions” and she is also known for organizing the annual sound art and performance festival “Rammelfest”. Margriet studied Sound & Image [now Art|Science] at the Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Fine Arts of The Hague (NL) and Audio-Visual Arts in Tilburg. She ignores trends in art and follows her own path, instead, while drawing inspiration from artists such as Theo Jansen, Gerrit van Bakel and Karlheinz Stockhausen.