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

Colin Black: Triangulation

live sound event / Thursday, 17 Nov 2022, at 20:00
part of Parallel soundscapes
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

live sound event / Sunday, 9 Oct 2022, at 14:00
part of the final exhibition of the Acoustic Commons project
L’École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence

Photo: Yanna Black

Angles, distances, connectedness and the positioning of the self are the themes explored in this work to poignantly illustrate to listeners that our ecologies are not as stable as once thought, as they morph and are in constant flux, both within themselves and with each other. Through the artistic process of sonic trigonometry, the audience is offered the opportunity to self-reflect and re-evaluate how we map space and environments and how memory abstracts the mapping of place. In this new work, sound artist Colin Black shares with us his personal audio recordings collected during his travels from the Arctic Circle to the desert in Australia and many other acoustic ecologies between these points, as his album of sonic sites reveals an increasing presence of the imprint of human activity. Furthermore, through this artistic process, the audience is subtly encouraged to triangulate their own personal position in the world with issues of global sustainability and our collective survival on planet Earth.


Dr Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist who won the 2015 New York Festivals Award for Best Sound Art, the 2003 Prix Italia Award (Best Composed Work) and was shortlisted as a finalist for the Prix Phonurgia Nova (France), Prix Marulić (Croatia), Grand Prix Nova (Romania) and the APRA Professional Development Awards (Australia). Black has received multiple national and international commissions to create innovative major works for installation, performance and broadcast in Australia, the USA and across Europe. Black completed his PhD at the University of Sydney where he was a recipient of the University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards Scholarship. Black’s curatorial credits include international festivals/showcases of award[1]winning Australian acoustic art and radio art at London’s Resonance 104.4 FM, Kunstradio (ÖRF, Austria) and Toronto’s New Adventures in Sound Art, among others. More recently, Black has been a visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, an adjunct lecturer at Southern Cross University (Australia) and previously a guest lecturer at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and University Technology, Sydney.


live sound event / Tuesday, 7 June 2022, at 20:00
exhibition / 7 June – 10 July 2022
MGLC Švicarija, Ljubljana

Artist and Composer: Colin Black
Text, collage: Colin Black
Expert advisor: Rok Hribar, Jožef Stefan Institute
Greening the installation: Zavetišče za zavržene rastline / Abandoned Plants Sanctuary
Technical assistance with installation: Irena Pivka
Technical assistance with drawing on disc: Zoran Bajc
Lecture and editing: Melita Silič
**Photos: Sunčan Stone
Curator: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Organization: Irena Pivka, Dušan Dovč
Public relation: Katarina Radaljac, Karla Železnik
Production: Cona for Steklenik Gallery, 2022
So-organization: MGLC Švicarija
Venue: MGLC Švicarija hosts Gallery Steklenik and the work Triangulation