Sežana Botanical Garden at Villa Mirasasso
is hosting Steklenik gallery for a year
Jata C – ICEmeltings
2-channel sound installation
2 Dec 2022 – 28 Feb 2023
ICEmeltings is the second sound work in a series of 4 selected works as part of a collaboration between the Steklenik gallery and the Sežana Botanical Gardens. In the warm conditions of the greenhouse of the Sežana garden, we immerse ourselves in listening to distant sounds of a lonely winter landscape and crystalline water structures.
Photo: Sežana Botanical Garden at Villa Mirasasso archive.
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6-channel sound installation
17 Okt – 30 Nov 2022
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art Steklenik addresses works that connect artistic and scientific practices through sound research of nature and the environment. The artworks encompass themes of bioacoustics, sound ecology, landscape and art, and are intended to intertwine sound and botany in the exhibition space of the greenhouse.
Thus, in the greenhouse of the Sežana Botanical Garden, the Steklenik gallery presents an exhibition space for designing, researching and experiencing sound works in a natural environment. The greenhouse is therefore placed in a wider field of spatial perception which, in addition to providing suitable conditions for the growth, research and admiration of selected botanical organisms, offers a unique context for experiencing sound works under the same conditions.
The Steklenik Gallery was a partnership project of the CONA Institute and the Botanical Garden of the University of Ljubljana. From October 2018 to January 2022. From February 2022 onwards, the Steklenik gallery has opened a new chapter, in which it takes the place of a guest gallery at domestic and foreign institutions.
The Sežana Botanical Garden dates back to the 19th century and boasts priceless cultural elements and a plant collection that includes over 170 different non-native species on a total area of 2 hectares. The central part consists of boxwood parterres, glades, conifer plantations, a pond and water fountain, pergolas and a greenhouse as a smaller copy of the Schönnbrunn greenhouse in Vienna. In the informal part of the garden, which is built in a more relaxed landscape style, there are grassy glades, a pine forest, a cedar grove and a maple alley.