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

Colin Black: Triangulation

exhibition of 8-channel sound installation
7 June – 10 July 2022
MGLC Švicarija

Tuesday 7 June at 20.00 – opening and live sound event
Tuesday 14 June at 17.00 – art therapy workshop, soundwalks
Saturday 18 June at 21.00 – guided tour of the exhibition

MGLC Švicarija hosts the work Triangulation, which belongs to the program of the Steklenik Gallery

From the sounds of the arctic circle to the desert and many other acoustic ecologies found between these points, with this new work sound art Colin Black explores a type of sonic trigonometry which challenges our concepts relating to the angles and distances between the chosen sites. The aim is to create a new geospatial perspective that investigates a re-contextualisation of place and places as not being fixed but rather in constant flux within themselves and with each other that regularly needs to be retriangulated.

The goal of this sonic trigonometry is to transmute the notion of the insulated local ecology, so as to reconceptualise the local as a dynamic integral element that is intimately and ultimately connected to other global environments. This sonic trigonometry will also be combined with deft musical compositions and other sound effects that subtly and gradually throughout reveals human activity encroaching these spaces. This treatment and collision of sound elements aims to brings focus to and amplifiers the Anthropocene framed from within the changing perspectives of the various acoustic ecologies.


Dr. Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist having won the 2015 New York Festivals award for Best Sound Art, the 2003 Prix Italia Award (Best Composed Work) and being shortlisted as a finalist in 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 Australian, 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 curating credits include, international festival/showcases of award winning Australian acoustic art and radio art at London’s Resonance104.4fm, Kunstradio (ÖRF, Austria) and Toronto’s New Adventures In Sound Art. More recently Black has become a visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, an adjunct lecturer at Southern Cross University and previously a casual academic lecturing at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and University Technology, Sydney.

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
Curator: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
**Photos: Sunčan Stone
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