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

Manja RISTIĆ: Sonic Ontology of Negligence

Artist’s notebook which was created during the work on the project Sonic Ontology of Negligence.

In the process of conceptualizing Sonic Ontology of negligence, Manja Ristić resided in places that were heavily exploited and forever changed by the human urge to build, comprising thousand years-old quarries as well as present-day mega-structures, abandoned as a result of corruption and consumerist socio-political turmoil. The nucleus of the compositional structure is devoted to abandoned construction building site of the Stožice mega-structure, while layers of mnemopoetic sonic imprints are derived from an old lime-stone quarries from the island of Korčula in South Dalmatia, but also abandoned mineral mines and lime pits from Fruška gora in Vojvodina, North Serbia, and other sites such is the military compound placed in the middle of the Avala forest in the suburbs of Belgrade.

Link to the artist’s notebook in pdf.

The notebook in physical form is available at our headquarters at Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana. Please send prior notice to to arrange the time and date for your visit.

Sonic Ontology of Negligence

Artist: Manja Ristić
Translation and proofreading: Katja Kosi, Melita Silič
Publisher: Cona, zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti, Ljubljana, 2021
Book collection: Steklenik 2020/21 / 1
Print run: 200 copies
Not for sale

Venue: Steklenik, Gallery for Sound, Bioacoustics and Art,
FM 88.8MHz, 3rd programme of Radio Slovenia – Ars programme
Production: Cona, zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti, Ljubljana, 2021
Co-production: University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana

CONA is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana, department of culture. The Steklenik project is supported by the Ministry of Culture.
The exhibition and booklet are part of the Acoustic Commons project, which is supported by the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia and the Creative Europe program.

Made available in pdf format at, on 1 January 2023.

© CONA 2021. All rights reserved.