Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Luka Prinčič: Rhizosphere – live sound event (repetition) CANCELED


8 Sep 2020 at 8.00 p.m.- live sound event (repetition)

Event is the part of 8-channel sound instalation Rhizosphere being on display from 6 June until 18 September 2020.

foto: Sunčan Stone

Root apexes have the ability of complex and diverse sensation and related responses – the system is supported by other subterranean and overground parts of the native plant that communicate in several different ways (with electrical or chemical signals). This connectivity enables adaptability of the plant in the physical sense. The plant has the ability of distinguishing between its roots and the root architecture of other individual of the same kind in spite of its modular structure without any central cognitive organs. Is this a form of self-awareness and consciousness, which presents a base for the development of an identity?

The communities of micro-organisms that live in the immediate surrounding of roots, symbiotic relationships and diverse electro-chemical communication point to the complexity of plant interactions and their decisions. Different interpretations of scientific findings and assumptions are inspiring the process of recording of sound dynamic and changing of sonic spaces in time, composition and, finally, in the echo in the space of the greenhouse, among plants.

The composition is mostly dominated by an abstract, synthetic sound flow that creates immersive and sometimes suggestive soundscapes, throbbing, rhythms and gaps in the awaiting silence that is yet again overflown with subsonic waves of high-resonating chips of digital errors.

Luka Prinčič is a musician, sound designer and media artist. He has been writing music, creating sound art, performing, and manipulating new media in various ways since mid-’90s. He specialises in computer music, elaborated funk beats, immersive soundscapes, incidental music for live arts & video, and digital media experiments. He performed at festivals like Ars Electronica (Linz), EMAF (Osnabrueck), Netmage (Bologna) and Trouble (Brussels), worked at Ljubljana Digital Media Lab (Ljudmila) and local hackerspace CyberPipe (Ljubljana), exhibited at Kapelica Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and MSUM Ljubljana, and travelled with his work all across Europe and further (New York and New Zealand).