— installation, 2015
Production: KIBLA, 2015
Special thanks to Jure Vekjet in Simon Sedmak
Communication is sonification of an environment as well as sonification of a process. It is a step towards understanding communication and coexistence of interspecies.
Analogue oscillators do not only exist in the field of electronic circuits but also in nature, which is why this projects attempts to continue the development of in-depth research on natural electronic synthesizers – natural sound objects.
In the field of natural sciences, notably biology, the use of natural oscillators is closely connected to the studies exploring how the natural world functions within its temporal structure. A simple example of this is the common functioning of the heart and circadian rhythms, which means, in other words, the information flow of bodily working processes. The circadian rhythm enables us to understand and monitor time, and to maintain our everyday rhythm on the basis of electrochemical oscillation of our cells. The project aim focuses on the study of living systems and the establishment of a specific oscillation that runs through them, and tends to assemble a sonic-visual experience. The installation explores the symbiotic relationship and coexistence between human beings and plants. Furthermore, it tries to evoke the possibility of developing technologies that are nature-centric rather than human-centric (anthropocentric). The extensive research also considers the active relationship between objects in the gallery space and the visitors’ bodies. As visitors engage with the installation, they activate the sound system embedded in the objects, which in turn triggers natural and artificial/synthetic sounds. The installation therefore aims to bring elements of technology and nature together in a complex and thought-provoking dialogue.
Key words: biosonification, natural oscillation, vibration, analogue, bioanalogue
Monika Pocrnjić (1987) is an artist and hacker who currently lives and works in Maribor. She likes likes to disassemble, compose, and alter the function of objects, to transform them into small artistic artifacts. Very often, these art pieces are composed from analogue or digital devices, mobile phones, computer component, plants, etc. During her studies she began to work with Kibla, Hacketerio.org, Son: the projects (GT22, Soft Control) and festivals such as Kiblix, MFRU, Ars Electronica, Mediascape. Currently she is developing and establishing several laboratories within the creative collective GT22 (Glavni trg 22) in Maribor. In her free time she likes to hack and share knowledge about simple electronics and artistic practices with the wider public. http://gt22.si/#
Robertina Šebjanič is a Ljubljana-based intermedia artist (http://robertina.net/) Her art practice evolves around the fields of humanist and natural sciences. For several years her research focus has been oriented towards the field of bio-art, living systems, AV performances, noise/sound art, installations and interactive ambient responsive immersive environments. The contents of her ideas and concepts often are realized in collaboration with other authors, which is why her works embody interdisciplinarity and informal integration. She is a member of the HackteriaLab network, the UR Institute, Ljudmila Ljubljana and Theremidi Orchestra. She studied at the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (SI), as well as at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg (SE).
She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and international festivals: Le Cube / Decalab_Paris, Ars electronica – Ms Wissenschaft and Stadtweekstaadtt_Linz, Touch me festival by Kontajner at Klovičevi dvori_Zagreb, Eyebeam & CT-SWaM_New York, Rencontres at Bandits-Mages_Bourgers, PORTIZMIR#3 –Triennale of contemporary art_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Gallery Kapelica_Ljubljana, Prima Gallery_Berlin, Paraflows festival_Vienna, Liwoli festival_Linz, Gallery SC_Zagreb, Netaudio festival_London, Amber festival_Istanbul, The Museum of contemporary art of Vojvodina_Novi Sad, Gallery KiBela–Kibla_Maribor, SCCA_Ljubljana, Pixel festival_Bergen, City Art Gallery_Ljubljana, +MSUM_U3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia_Ljubljana, Device_Art 3.009_Zagreb, etc..