Maria Braender

Biography

Maria Braender is an interdisciplinary artist working in the medium of sound/performance/live art. Currently, she is undertaking a part-time practice based PhD at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; exploring and manifesting the ideas of radical environmental philosophy through multi-sensory performance (and/or installation) experiences for audiences.

The tentative title of Braender's PhD project is: How to make the world felt: devising and performing with a more-than-human-perspective. Braender seeks to challenge dichotomies of human/nature and self/world: to think (and attend to) that which is beyond the human.

Her practice-as-research methodology has a particular focus on sonic investigations and out-puts through an experimental, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach.

In 2020-21, she is a Guest Researcher and sound artist at the Medical Museion, in Copenhagen. The Medical Museion is a university museum where museology meets interdisciplinary research. Here Braender is involved with The Living Room which is a project that makes the invisible practices of preservation visible (and audible!) by engaging with metabolic processes across the organic/inorganic divide. 

Education

  • BA, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    Hons First Class Contemporary Performance Practice