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 becoming 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. Based on the ideas behind the project, she made a radio program The Tidal Sense with producer Chris Elcombe for the BBC radio 3, broadcasted in 2021. Vertical Studies, is an ongoing collaboration with Espen Sommer Eide, beginning with their site sensitive performance Altitude and History (2016) commissioned by the Dark Ecology project, followed up by Acoustic Shadows and Boundary Reflections (2017), performed at the Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam) and Borealis Festival (Bergen). In 2022 Vertical Studies made the live radio montage For our futures shadows taking place by Østensjøvannet in Oslo as a part of Pavilion Wetland. 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 TRAFO Kunsthall, SALT, Cagliari capitale italiana della cultura, Volt, the Hordaland Art Centre, Kunsthall Oslo+nyMusikk, Touch Radio and Soundcamp among others. Lidén has initiated the ongoing long term projects Pavilion Wetland and Academy of Rhythmorphology with Hilde Methi and Arjen Mulder.


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.ellenrø

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