Tuesday 21 Jan, 2020:
at 7.00 p.m., lecture – Manja Ristić: Introduction to Sound & Listening as Psychoenergetic Agencies
at 8.00 p.m., live sound event
The Flock C wants to surpass the limited social and economic perception of insects with the work Bibaret JC210120. To highlight and become aware of the meaning of insects within individual ecosystems and, at the same time, also peek beyond the scientific frame.
Artists want to humorously combine scientific findings and environmental facts with social dogmas in their work. In the performance, they will listen to creatures that have the ability of complete body metamorphosis and co-habit with other species in a codependency. They will employ auditory cognition to introduce their own, artistic insight in the form of speculative thought and creativity around the theme of our close co-existence with bugs and other arthropods.
The group invited Dr Tomi Trilar, an established expert on invertebrates and bioacoustic, the Head of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology that manages the National Collection of Animal Sounds at the Slovenian Museum of Natural History to join in this collaboration. The biologist provided the sounds of select insects from the extensive collection and collaborated with the artists during the conceptual phase of the work process. Bibaret JC210120 is thus based on the bioacoustic sounds that were contributed by the artists themselves and the Slovenian National Collection of Animal Sounds, represented by Dr Tomi Trilar.
Before live sound event, Manja Ristić (guest artist of the winter radioCona transmission) will present her paper titled Introduction to Sound & Listening as Psychoenergetic Agencies. She writes: “My long-term interest includes formative and transformative capacities of memory imprints built through the experience of listening. In this paper I would like to particularize basic physical and physiological conditions that bring energy and sound in close relation, in the context of building unique emotional substrata further employed in evolvement of psychological infrastructure. With acknowledging less dominant personal and interpersonal psychoenergetic processes my final effort is to bring forth the importance of sound and listening in integration of multi-modal experiences.”
The sound event that accompanies the exhibition is at the same time the part of the winter radioCona transmission. This will be a diverse several-day-long programme and FM exhibition, curated by the guest artist Manja Ristić.
About the artists:
The Flock C unites artists of common interests that explore bioacoustics and sound ecologies. They employ auditory perception to unite environmental and social themes. In doing so, they use the recordings of the real state of the world as well as speculative projections. The Flock C members are: beepblip, OR poiesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljić Podešva and Brane Zorman.
beepblip is a sound artist and an archivist. She composes immersive psychogeographic soundscapes with the use of analogue electronics, DIY modular sound synthesisers, field recordings and computer manipulation. Her interest include bioacoutics, experimental music and microtonality. Her album Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 was published in 2019 at Kamizdat netlabel.
OR poiesis is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, sound perception and poetic performance. She expands word in the sonorous spheres of timespace poetry. Besides all digital dimensions, her central interest is the physical presence of the body.
Boštjan Perovšek is a musician, composer and sound designer, he composes experimental electro-acoustic music. His speciality is creating bioacoustic music that is based on the sounds of the animals, especially insects. He also play with the SAETA group, creates music for films, theatre, performances, multimedia installations and soundscapes for museums and galleries.
Bojana Šaljić Podešva spends most of her time as a composer on the research of sound as an entity that affects the listener both physically and through the content; her music thus spans between complete abstraction and complex semantic languages. She received several awards for her concert works, theatre and film music.
Brane Zorman is a composer, sound and intermedia artist, sound manipulator, producer and curator. He composes sound works for theatre, intermedia and dance performances. He performs electro-acoustic solo music and improvisations with local and foreign artists in surround sound. In relation to sound and space, he develops various strategies, techniques, dynamic and interactive modules, records and re-interprets soundscapes and uses sophisticated tools to create electronic and acoustic sound sculptures.
Artists: beepblip, OR poiesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva in Brane Zorman
Curated by: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Organisation: Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik
Translation and editing: Urban Belina
Public relations: Katarina Radaljac
Production: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2019
Partner: The Slovenian Museum of Natural History – Slovenian Wildlife Sound Archive
In the composition are used few samples licensed from George Vlad, Mindful Audio library
Venue: Steklenik, Gallery for Sound, Bioacoustics and Art