AI Anarchies 2022

© Pedro Oliveira

Pedro Oliveira

*1985 in São Paulo (BR)
Lives in Berlin (DE)


Pedro Oliveira is a researcher, sound artist, and educator whose work is committed to an anti-colonial study of listening and its intersections with violence at the European border. Currently, he is a research and arts fellow at the Leuphana Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS). He holds a PhD from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).


During the residency I will develop a long-form, multichannel sound installation exploring the idea of "spectralization" of the (migrant) voice. The main driving force of this work is a lo-fi, analogue "reverse engineering" of the so-called "dialect recognition software" in use by the German migration authorities since 2017 for cases of undocumented asylum seekers. A publication will juxtapose the sound piece with added layers of both clarification and complication.