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

Manja Ristić: Sonic Ontology of Negligence – FM walks

Events being part of the exhibition of new sound work Sonic Ontology of Negligence (link)

Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 at 12.00 (noon) – opening
Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 18.00 p.m. – replay
Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 at 18.00 p.m. – closing of the exhibition

Due to closing of the Steklenik Gallery during the epidemic,
events take place in the format of in-situ FM walks in Tivoli Park, on the 88.8MHz (link)
Detailed instructions (in Slovene) for in-situ FM walks can be found here (link)

foto: Sunčan Stone

Composition for listening:

From the artist’s notebook (link):

Listening and performative interventions at the abandoned Stožice mega-structure are an imprint closest to our present-day social and socio-political reality. Built as a robust and megalomaniacal project, the structure covers a vast space of the Stožice district in Ljubljana. Gradually, this overambitious and never-completed project turned into an abandoned empire of concrete. In the parallel world, on the South shores of the island of Korčula, ancient quarries are revealing the full potential of the Third landscape. What are today heavenly shores surrounded with rich pine forests and flourishing with Mediterranean bio diversities, were once heavily exploited stone cutting pits, which were supplying Europe and even the American continent with astonishing white limestone, praised for its crystal-rich composition. Human urge to build has embedded this stone into numerous temples and cathedrals, one of them being Hagia So-phia, as well as monuments, squares and town halls, one of the most famous being the White House in Washington.The poetical accents are given to the choreography of wandering; the elements of overlapping realities in which the pebbles are falling through the holes, are also building unpredictable acoustic outcomes; sand and pebbles rolled around by the waves of time, under and above water noise pollution imposed by humans, and the dynamics and the textures of waters and aquatic micro spaces that are building the reproductive, that is essentially formative environments, as part of the process of supporting the expansion of the Ecosystem.”

Manja Ristić graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music and later also completed her post-graduate diploma in Solo-Ensemble Recital at the Royal College of Music, London. Besides performing in the field of instrumental electroacoustic music, her sound-related research is focused on an interdisciplinary approach to sound art, field recordings and experimental radio art.


Artist: Manja Ristić
Curated by: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Organisation: Irena Pivka, Katarina Radaljac
Translation and editing: Katja Kosi, Melita Silič
Public relations: Katarina Radaljac
**Photos: Sunčan Stone
Production: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2020
Venue: Steklenik gallery for sound bioacoustics and art, FM 88.8MHz, 3rd programme of Radio Slovenia – programme Ars
International Centre of Graphic Arts Ljubljana

Exhibition is being part of the Acoustic Commons project support from the European Union’s Creative Europe program. In colaboration with 3rd programme of Radio Slovenia – programme Ars.