Aquatocene / a quest for serenity – AV performance
Thursday, 10. 11. 2016 at 21.00
The creative and exploratory work that resulted in series of 3 vinyls Aquatocene / a quest for serenity of Robertina Šebjanič has been focusing on living systems, with particular attention to the exploration of (under)water fauna, whereas Miha Ciglar deals with the development of novel instruments in search of new possibilities for audio expression. Using hydrophones, Šebjanič captured the underwater sounds of various seas and oceans that are composition featuring bioacoustic and the noise of human impact in the water habitats. Her vinyls Aquatocene / a quest for serenity, a subaquatic soundscape will be joined by Ciglar’s audio performative interventions.
Let us listen to the ocean, then, not under the anthropocentric guise that its sound is the splashing of water against rock, but hearkening, instead, deep underwater.
The performance was first time presented during festival Mladi Levi 2016 by Bunker.
Robertina Šebjanič is an intermedia artist working in the cross field of art, technology, and science. For several years, her artistic and research focus has been oriented towards living systems (bioart), AV performances, noise/sound art, installations and interactive immersive environments. The context for her ideas and concepts is often realized in collaboration with other authors (artists, scientists, humanists, creatives, hackers…), and is embodied in her work through interdisciplinary and informal integration. She is co-founder of the Theremidi orchestra and a member of Hackteria Network and the UR Institute. She has developed many of her works and projects in collaboration with various art production organizations such as DécaLab, Kibla, Ljudmila, Kapelica Gallery, Stadtwerkstatt, Alkatraz Gallery, etc. She received an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016 in the category Interactive Art+ for the project Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification, as well as a STARTS2016 nomination for the project Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden.
Miha Ciglar (1980) is a composer and researcher in the field of audio technologies. In 2008, Ciglar founded the Institute for Sonic Arts Research – IRZU. He is the initiator and curator of the international sonic arts festival EarZoom, which takes place annually, since 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2011 he founded Ultrasonic audio technologies – a start-up company, developing a wide range of products including new musical interface controllers based on contact-free tactile feedback and computer vision and directional speakers based on modulated ultrasound.