Concept and Management:
Irena PIVKA e-mail: irena(at)cona.si
Brane ZORMAN e-mail: brane(at)cona.si
Organisation and Production:
Damjana GOLOB LAVRIČ e-mail: matej(at)cona.si
Communication and public relations:
Matej TOMAŽIN e-mail: matej(at)cona.si
Steklenik, gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art, addresses works that are connecting art and science practices through sonic research of nature and environment. Presented artworks range from bioacoustics, sound ecology, soundscapes, sound art, etc. They are intended for curious public, interested in joint experience of botanic observation and listening to the current artwork from Steklenik programme.
Steklenik is a cross-pollinating space for creation, research, and presentation of artworks, exhibitions, performances and accompanying events. It offers insight in creative and research processes. It addresses the public, interested in cohabitation of space, environment, nature and its entities in holistic ecosystems. Through activities we research the perception and understanding of these phenomena and the way of their formation via sound and listening. Listening to such artworks in the space, intended for the study of botanic biodiversity, enriches the experience and enables the connection of nature and art.
Greenhouse is an exhibition space that enables good conditions for the growth, research and admiring of selected botanical organisms. If we observe it through the aspect of space, such structure is similar to the spaces of art production; theatre, gallery, concert hall, radio… The connection between both contents, the botanical and the sound art, is an interesting example of intermingling of science and art.
Steklenik started as a partnership project of Cona Institute and University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana. We collaborated from 2018 until February 2022. Cona technically equipped and installed sound system in the east wing of the Tivoli Greenhouse, in which the programme of the gallery was offered. University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana provided the space capacities and collaborated in formation of connections between the scientific and artistic way of doing research and creation. Together we formed a new connective space. Selected, created, and presented artworks of Steklenik Gallery are tackling the questions of sound, ecology, space, and introduce the audience to different ways of listening.
Starting February 2022, a new chapter is opening for the gallery, in which we plan to upgrade the stimulating environment for creative artistic endeavours and at the same time meet the expectations of our audience.
Steklenik is supported by Ministry of Culture RS and Municipality of Ljubljana, Department of Culture.
Steklenik, gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art
Concept, management and curation: Irena PIVKA, Brane ZORMAN
Production and organisation: Irena Pivka, Damjana GOLOB LAVRIČ
Public relations: Matej TOMAŽIN
Design: Irena Pivka, Vesna BUKOVEC
Translations and editing: Melita SILIČ
Website: Vesna BUKOVEC
Photo and documentation: Miha GODEC, Sunčan STONE
Programme is supported by City Municipality of Ljubljana, Department of Culture and by the Ministry of Culture RS.