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

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.


Manja RISTIĆ: Sonic Ontology of Negligence

2-channel sound installation
6 Mar – 31 May 2023
Sežana Botanical Gardens

Ida HIRŠENFELDER (beepblip): Exercises in Listenig to the Inaudible

artist’s notebook created as part of the Acoustic Commons project

TO)pot 2022 – Programme

sound walks festival
15–18 September 2022

Boštjan PEROVŠEK: Sounds from Ancient Place

Four channel sound installation
15. – 18. 9. 2022
Right atrium in the City Hall

Alisa OLEVA: Listening for Change

Urban sound walk
Thursday, 15. 9. 2022, at 17:30

Elena BISERNA: Walking from scores/lecture

Thursday, 15. 9. 2022, at 19:00

OR poiesis: YAMAMAYU Night Wanderings

Sound walk
Part of the 29. International Festival of Computer Arts
Monday, 9 Oct 2023, at 19:00, Maribor City Park

Elena BISERNA: Walking from scores /workshop

Workshop about urban sound walks
Friday and Saturday, 16. and 17. 9. 2022, 10:00 – 13:00

Alisa OLEVA: Listening In / Listening Out

Urban sound walk, sound mapping
Friday, 16. 9. 2022, at 16:00

Aldo MILOHNIĆ: Walking the walking performances

A peripatetic lecture

Irena PIVKA, Brane ZORMAN: Sandbox

Performative sound walk
Saturday 17. 9. 2022, at 18:00

Saška RAKEF, Bojana ŠALJIĆ PODEŠVA, Tina KOZIN: The voice of the jackal

Radio drama and Sound walk
Saturday 17. 9. 2022, at 19:00

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.