Son[i]a #366 – Antye Greie (AGF)
Antye Greie (aka AGF or poemproducer) is a poet, activist, sound artist, sound sculptor, and curator, born in East Berlin and based on the island of Hailuoto in northern Finland for over fifteen years.
She started out playing in the experimental electronic group Laub in Berlin in the early 1990s, and went on to weave together an ongoing career out of feminisms, activism, collaborative practices, and radical ecology.
Her practice, both poetic and political, goes beyond music and takes place between language, sound, listening, communication, and working with others in many platforms, formats, and alliances. In this podcast, we talk to Antye Greie about language, sound, and the body. At their intersection, the voice emerges, with its multiple resonances and different ways of introducing the voice of others through her own practice and space of visibility. Along the way, we look at her work and methodology, from the deconstruction of texts to the implementation of what she calls “feminist sound technologies”. Permeating everything, we encounter the memory and the experience of having been raised in the values and the political experiment of the former Eastern Bloc and feeling part of a silenced diaspora. New narratives: We talk about the idea of diaspora, applied to the Eastern Block, the shared and silenced past of the exsoviet block being assimilated by the Western logics after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and what is lost in these originally emancipatory experiences/ideals Capacitation: We also discuss the strategies that fall into Antye’s methodology: an intuitive creative approach, that she also describes as “feminist sound technologies”.