Signe Lidén is an artist based in Oslo. Her work explores relations between place, sensing and sound. Through field recording, instrument-building and conversations, she approaches place as a dynamic produced by geological, biological and atmospheric processes, as well as social and economic relations. Her work spans sound installations, video and performance to more documentary forms such as sound essays and archives.

Lidén’s project The Tidal Sense (2019) consisted of a residency, exhibition and seminar, commissioned by LIAF. Field Modulations is a series of works and exhibitions created during Sound Art Residency at St John’s College, Oxford. Vertical Studies, a collaboration with Espen Sommer Eide, generated the performance Acoustic Shadows and Boundary Reflections (2017), shared at the Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam) and Borealis Festival (Bergen), and Altitude and History (2016) for the Dark Ecology project. The collaboration The Cold Coast Archive (2010–2012) was launched at the Centre for PostNatural History (Pittsburgh, 2012) and presented at The Long Now Foundation (2012), Eastern Bloc (Montreal, 2016) and L´Atelier (Nantes, 2019). She was commissioned to make works for SALT, Volt, the Hordaland Art Centre, Kunsthall Oslo, nyMusikk and Touch Radio, among others. Lidén is the initiator of the upcoming collaborations Pavilion and Academy of Rhythmorphology.

Texts/interviews/publications: 

Essay with Arjen Mulder in Tangboka/The Kelp Congress

Sculpture Magazine, essay about my work written by Oliver Lowenstein

Daniela Cascella has wrote a wonderful text on my work SKALA, in Volt´s impressive publication The Imaginary Reader:

I have a contribution in Living Earth -Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project

About my collaboration with Ellen Røed in her great book SKYVELÆRE , read more about Røed´s project here: www.ellenrøed.no

SNÆ, issue 2 2013 and issue 4 (soon to be online): 2015

Salomé Voegelin writes about my work in her latest book: Sonic Possible Worlds

On The Cold Coast Archive in Bonnie Fortune´s book  An Edge Effect: Art&Ecology in the Nordic Landscapes

Salomé Voegelin´s article in The Wire.

Antje Van Wichelen on Writings in her article on Doris Lessing in Primitives.

Holes, Caves and Archives and Inscriptions  by Harold Schellinx for Resonance

Text for STRATIGRAFI by Roar Sletteland (Norwegian and English)

Review/Evaluation on “Under” (Nordic Sound Art final work evaluation) by Christina Kubisch

Interview in We Make Money Not Art by Régine Debatty

four questions,  In Place by Jez Riley French