portrait #05 Andrea Sodomka

A portrait by Gabriele Mathes [2007]

IMAfiction #05 10 Andrea Sodomka from IMA on Vimeo.

concept & realisation: Gabriele Mathes | interview: Doris Ingrisch | camera: Jörg Burger, Gabriele Mathes | film editing: Hermann Lewetz | music: Andrea Sodomka | sound mixing: Udo Somma | filmed in Vienna | film format: 4:3 | language: German | subtitles: English | duration: 18 min | bonus audio and video tracks: Intimate Space The poetry of transmission / Der Gedankenprojektot / Waveforms / Reflexion / Mediation on Violence / Frozen Moments – Unendliche Gegenwart

What distinguishes Andrea Sodomka, to my mind, is her ability to reinvent ?herself time after time, setting out again and again, gauging her own boun-daries. Her oeuvre ranges from painting to radio art, from photography to sound installation, from making inner spaces audible up to filling large rooms with live electronic sound.

Her open-minded notion of her own authorship is grounded in the tradition of working in artists’ networks. “Young artists today take for granted that the idea of authorship is eroding because they grew up with the internet”, says Andrea Sodomka. This form of communication and cooperation, which takes into account the internet, was practiced by the networking pioneers Andrea Sodomka and alien productions in their art projects as early as the mid-90s.

Her music and work cannot simply be pigeonholed under composer or visual artist. But there is a designation that aptly describes the artist Andrea Sodomka. The designation would be researcher, someone who seeks the new without compromise. For her boundaries – also those between genres – mean only one thing: the desire to cross them. Gabriele Mathes (Translation *Brainstorm)

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