Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis, Brane Zorman: ICE meltings

Thursday, 17. Jan. 10.40 – 11.00p.m.
3. program Radia Slovenije – program ARS and EBU
Art’s Birthday 2019 global network exchange

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Soundwork composition will exhibited in  Steklenik

Saturday, 26 Jan at 12.00 pm /opening
Tuesday, 29. Jan  at 7.00 pm / live sound event

The activities of radioCona in the last few years opened up the possibility to collaborate with Botanical garden. It seems right that radioCona in the new decade (it intervenes at frequency 88.8 MHz since 2008) enters the Steklenik gallery at Tivoli Greenhouse. To sharpen our hearing and find our place in the context of nature and art, we consciously unite both environments. In the warm conditions of Tivoli Greenhouse we will be able to submerge ourselves into remote listening of lonesome winter landscape and crystalline water structures. In this way we transfer experiences of transposed realities of hybrid conditions from nearby and afar.

ICEmeltings FM is taking place in the context of radioCona, that was founded as project occasional radio station for contemporary art. Cona Institute uses the project to expose that radio frequency is also a form of public space and therefore could be used as an exhibition space. For several years we were scheduling the annual FM exhibition in winter time to bring sound and radio art to homes of listeners instead of just to classical venues. This year we will not organise a FM exhibition, visitors will be able to listen to group sound work ICEbreakings at Steklenik.

Acoustic artists try to unhinge the acoustics of icy winter landscapes, of their gradual or sudden mutations. Based on a prearranged sound structure, the artists will perform a live group event, using various different approaches to creation and selection of sounds from nature. This will serve to create a composition of closeness and secluded winter landscape. Even if this place first evokes silence and creates the conditions for increased sensory perception, it is still abundant with diverse sound ambients. Sounds are piercing the silence. Especially when natural phenomena (such as sudden temperature changes) cause thickening and breaking of ice. At the same time, these sounds in particular open up numerous questions concerning the atmosphere, climate changes, ecology, and sound ecology, thus stimulating the listener’s sensibility with the help of a sound medium. This is the kind of spectrum of a winter sound landscape that is being set under a microscope by a group of artists in the composition entitled ICEmeltings.

 

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