SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE SUN: Interrogations of performance of flicker


  • Sonja Blum Independent artist



Flicker is a coordinated beat which can be superimposed on the brain’s alpha rhythm, through a flickering light source, and is associated with hallucinatory or visionary states of mind. In this experimental piece, I weave ideas and performance into a poetic image and text piece proposing some hypotheses and questions surrounding the relationship of moving bodies, the sun, and eureka moments of visions and dreams of new worlds.

Author Biography

Sonja Blum, Independent artist

Sonja Blum works across multiple media through a veil of intuition, memory, and scientific method, using play, to consider how modes of knowledge production and world building are legitimized.

Recent and current exhibitions include: I Dialogue, Kinch, Belmacz Gallery, London (2021), Anti-Fear / Protiv Straha, Footnote Centre Belgrade Serbia Youth Biennial 2021, Incision // falling together, holding apart, Center for Performance Research, New York (2019), And Apollo, Take Care Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Fear of Revolution II, Dixon Place, New York (2018); Fear of Revolution, Dixon Place, New York (2017); Digital memory prosthetics, REVERSE Gallery (2016), To the left of the pantry and under the sugar shack, La Mama, New York (2016).

Sonja holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019). She lives and works in New York City.


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How to Cite

Blum, Sonja. 2022. “SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE SUN: Interrogations of Performance of Flicker”. Performance Philosophy 7 (2):157-68.