15. – 18. September 2022
Locations: On paths through the urban and green cultural landscape as well as at the Right Atrium in the City Hall, House of Dreaming Books and MGML Cukrarna Gallery
TO)pot is a festival of sound walks, sound events and reflections, which through walking as an artistic practice, thematises acoustic ecology. In a condensed timeframe, when the atmosphere clears and summer turns to autumn, the festival offers familiar and lesser-known spaces, places and trails that can be experienced in a completely new way with the help of chosen sound walking practices.
The TO)pot festival gathers artists, theorists and curious walkers to bring them closer to walking as a practice of creating, grounding and listening in/to the environment, as a spatial acting-out of the place and the body and as simply walking per se. Thus, we invite you to join us at various urban paths and venues for three days of art-walking-works, lectures, sound events and workshops prepared by selected artists: Elena BISERNA, Ida HIRŠENFELDER (beepblip), Aldo MILOHNIĆ, Alisa OLEVA, OR poiesis, Boštjan PEROVŠEK, Irena PIVKA / Brane ZORMAN, Saška RAKEF / Bojana ŠALJIĆ PODEŠVA / Tina KOZIN, Manja RISTIĆ.
With a new name and an enhanced production framework, the TO/pot festival builds upon the foundations of last year’s Sound Walk City festival and joins Sound Walk September, the yearly global festival celebrating sound walks as a creative practice, within the platform walk listen create.
Curators: Irena PIVKA, Elena BISERNA, Brane ZORMAN
Organisation: Irena PIVKA, Damjana LAVRIČ GOLOB
Public relations: Matej TOMAŽIN
Translation and proofreading: Melita SILIČ, Jana RENÉE WILCOXEN
Design: Vesna BUKOVEC
Partners: Cukrarna Gallery, Sanje Publishing House
Production: Cona, institute for contemporary arts processing, 2022
Manja RISTIĆ’s participation is part of the project Acoustic Commons.
Elena BISERNA’s workshop is part of the project Vital.
The festival is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana.
The programme of Cona Institute is co-financed by the Department for Culture of the Municipality of Ljubljana and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.