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


Amper-o-mat, beepblip, OR poiesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, Brane Zorman: ICEmeltings
26 Jan – 3 Mar 2019
exhibition of 8-channel sound installation

Events of the ICEmeltings project:

Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 at 10.20 p.m.
ARS – 3. programme of Radio Slovenia and ORF Kunstradio
Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis and Brane Zorman: ICEmeltings
Live Sound Event >>link

Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at 12.00 (noon)
Steklenik at Tivoli Greenhouse
Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis and Brane Zorman: ICEmeltings
Sound exhibition opening and introduction
+ Simon Macuh: Ice Planets, Workshop for Children (7+) >>link

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Steklenik at Tivoli Greenhouse
Amper-o-mat, OR poiesis, Bojana Šaljič Podešva: ICEmeltings
Live Sound Event  >> link

Wednesday, 13. Feb
Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall
Donna Haraway: Story telling for earthy survival
Documentary Film
+ introductory lecture by Katja Čičigoj

The activities of radioCona in the last few years opened up the possibility to collaborate with Botanical garden. It seems right that radioCona in the new decade (it intervenes at frequency 88.8 MHz since 2008) enters the Steklenik gallery at Tivoli Greenhouse. To sharpen our hearing and find our place in the context of nature and art, we consciously unite both environments. In the warm conditions of Tivoli Greenhouse we will be able to submerge ourselves into remote listening of lonesome winter landscape and crystalline water structures. In this way we transfer experiences of transposed realities of hybrid conditions from nearby and afar. ICEmeltings is taking place in the context of radioCona, that was founded as project occasional radio station for contemporary art. Cona Institute uses the project to expose that radio frequency is also a form of public space and therefore could be used as an exhibition space. For several years we were scheduling the annual FM exhibition in winter time to bring sound and radio art to homes of listeners instead of just to classical venues. This year we will not organise a FM exhibition, visitors will be able to listen to group sound work ICEbreakings at Steklenik.

Acoustic artists try to unhinge the acoustics of icy winter landscapes, of their gradual or sudden mutations. Based on a prearranged sound structure, the artists will perform a live group event, using various different approaches to creation and selection of sounds from nature. This will serve to create a composition of closeness and secluded winter landscape. Even if this place first evokes silence and creates the conditions for increased sensory perception, it is still abundant with diverse sound ambients. Sounds are piercing the silence. Especially when natural phenomena (such as sudden temperature changes) cause thickening and breaking of ice. At the same time, these sounds in particular open up numerous questions concerning the atmosphere, climate changes, ecology, and sound ecology, thus stimulating the listener’s sensibility with the help of a sound medium. This is the kind of spectrum of a winter sound landscape that is being set under a microscope by a group of artists in the composition entitled ICEmeltings.

About participating artists in composition ICEmeltings:

Petra Kapš, performs as OR poiesis and holds an MA in philosophy, she is an artist, writer, curator, and independent creator. She is active between the art of sound, radio, time-space poetry, performance, critical and essayist reflection of art, creation, and organisation of exhibitions and festivals.

Bojana Šaljič Podešva is a composer and musician that focuses on electroacoustic music and composes multichannel works and works that employ real-time sound manipulation of live instruments. Besides works for concerts, she also creates music for drama and puppet theatre, dance shows, film, and other audiovisual projects.

Ida Hiršenfelder [beepblip] is curator and artist in the field of sound and intermedia art. She is interested in the history of media, archives, their disappearance and media archaeology. She is a member of DIY sound collective Theremidi Orchestra and co-founder of initiative ČIPke.

Borut Peternel performs as Amper-O-Mat and works as a composer, musician, artist, and producer, who mostly uses the predecessor of synthesizer – oscillator.

Boštjan Perovšek is a musician, composer, and sound designer who composes experimental electro-acoustic music. His speciality is creating bio-acoustic music based on the sounds of animals, especially bugs. He also performs with music group SAETA, creates music for film, theatre, performances, and multimedia installations as well as soundscapes for museums and galleries.

Brane Zorman is a composer, intermedia, sound, and radio artist, sound manipulator, and producer who composes for musicals, theatre, dance, and intermedia events and shows. He researches the possibilities of manipulation, presence, perception, placement, and re-interpretation of sound and uses old and new technologies to cross the fields of music, multimedia, and visual realm.