Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021 at 6 p.m.
Layer’s House, Kranj
festival Sound Walk City · prelude
production of Institute Carnica, project BIEN 2021
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Needed equipment: a mobile phone or an mp3 player and headphones
The project explores the river as a water body which constantly flows “through place and time of human history”, leaving behind the traces that become inevitable part of the environment and a proof of the cohabitation of nature and humans.
Join us in an interactive soundwalk along Sava and meet the largest Slovenian river face-to-face.
The project explores the river as a water body which constantly flows “through place and time of human history”, leaving behind the traces that become inevitable part of the environment and a proof of the cohabitation of nature and humans. In the soundwalk, you learn about the notion of co-existence and discover the history and ethnography of the river which is a joint effort of both water and human.
The river designs and concocts life, it shapes our living space, delivers and takes back goods – it is a body of water that travels through space and time. Exploring rivers through the accounts of people oftentimes exposes problems, challenges and suggests possible solutions of living with a river and a life around a river. Every water body cohabits with humans and vice-versa; people live with a river that sustained their life. Over time, these roles changed, fell into oblivion and transformed into a manipulative exploitation of resources and the destruction of habitats that evolved or have for ever existed around/in a river.
The project is based on the interviews with the residents, experts on the Sava river, the study of the development of the city around it and the research of the Majdičev log. Many layers of the Majdičev log stories reflect the intertwinement of people and the surrounding that shaped and experienced the transformation of the river through the history of Kranj and the Sava Island.
Holding a degree in art education and a master’s in scenography, and working as an art teacher, Anja Podreka is the author of the soundwalks along the rivers Drava, Krka and Sava in which she portrayed the landscape by interweaving the stories of the past and present. Her fine art works on water and her water paintings have been awarded and exhibited in the reference galleries at home and abroad.
Artist: Anja Podreka
Translation and editing: Melita Silič
Cover photo: Maša Pirc
Production: Institute Carnica, project BIEN 2021
In collaboration: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2021
part of the festival Sound Walk City · prelude
part of the project Acoustic Commons
Sound Walk City · prelude was initiated by the walk · listen · create platform, in collaboration with the Cona Institute. The Ljubljana edition is produced by the Cona Institute, Steklenik Gallery.