residency: NovemberDecember 2020

Rhéa Dally (Lebanon)

Rhéa Dally

Rhéa Dally is interested in the potential for sound to become a political language beyond borders. She creates circuit bending instruments, incorporating a variety of disciplines, genres and environments into her work. Rhéa attempts to engage linguistic limitations - focusing on
the relationship between the Arabic language, and the constant themes of conflict prevalent in Lebanon where she comes from in relationship to sectarianism. Bending circuits, data poetics and interactivate multi-sensory interfaces is her approach to instigate collaborative dialogue. The idea is to ultimately connect absence and presence by extrapolating a vast archive of information from our webs of experience. She began studying sound production and engineering to develop her ability to use sound as a means to defy how we approach circuitry. She continued her studies in Counselling and Communication as her creative process always bled into relevance in social spaces.

At the Smashing Wor(l)ds residency Rhéa collaborates with Freya Edmondes to explore the cyber-space, the dominate environment in which we socialise and to challenge the role of the user. They aim to excavate the psychosocial effect using their own stream of virtual intimacy exchange as critical recourse for analysing the immediate, trying to decipher in which mutant tense exists the disembodied subjectivity. They work with/on a-syntactical communication technology, analysing networkers aesthetic collaborations, daily efforts to tangiblize data, humanise the digital whilst digitising human life.

Rhéa Dallys residency is part of the Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies, a project financed by Creative Europe, programme by European Union.


  • Curators
    • Anna Ptak
    • Anna Czaban
  • Coordinator
    • Ewa Kozik