Intimate Instruments from Sasha de Koninck on Vimeo.

Intimate Instruments is a project I started several years ago to explore textile tactility, and the use of intimate gestures to control somewhat unruly sounds. This iteration of that research is titled “Intimate Instruments: Big Intimacies” because the sound samples that the textile triggers are NASA recordings from outer space. The interaction with the textile is intimate. It involves running your fingers through it, petting, and rubbing. But the sound sources are big. Space is vast and yet intimate. It is a big intimacy.


Sasha de Koninck is an artist and researcher from Santa Monica, CA. She decided to leave the west coast and all of its wonderful weather to explore the city of Baltimore and the greater east coast to complete her undergraduate education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated in 2013 with a B.F.A. in fibers, a minor in creative writing and a concentration in sound art. The next leg of her journey led her to the Windy City, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. She is currently a PhD student in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she works with Laura Devendorf.

Things to -un-

Unlearning|Unmaking|Unforgetting| Unpracticing|Unembodying|

Process of discovery
Unlearning with hands
Unlearning the hand

Things that are ingrained
Things that are inherent
Things that are heir apparent

Playing with language
Playing with shape
Changing forms

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