Jared Smolicki. © Brett Ascarelli

Jacek Smolicki

Jacek Smolicki is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, post-doctoral researcher, and soundwalker interested in attending to (as in paying attention) and recording (as in calling to mind and heart) the diversity of human and other-than-human realms and existences. In his design and art practice, besides working with existing documents, archives and heritage, Smolicki develops new modes of sensing, field-recording, para-archiving, and mediating stories and signals from various sites, scales, and temporalities. His work is manifested through soundscape compositions, soundwalks, site-responsive performances, experimental para-archives, audio-visual installations, and diverse forms of writing.

Currently, Smolicki pursues an international postdoctorate funded by the Swedish Research Council. His research explores the history and prospects of field recording and soundwalking practices from the perspective of arts, environmental humanities, and media archaeology. He is also an associate scholar at the Uppsala Informatics and Media Hub for Digital Existence at Uppsala University where he explores sonic capture cultures and the impact of AI technologies on human voice.