Current exhibitions of the Steklenik Gallery

During the summer, MGLC Švicarija, + MSUM and 20th Festival of Contemporary Arts – Art Stays, host three
multi-channel sound installations created for the Steklenik Gallery:

Colin Black: Triangulation, 7 June – 10 July 2022,
MGLC Švicarija
Brane Zorman: Tree Spirits I Touch , 19 May – 11 September 2022, +MSUM
Marko Batista: Vitreous Sky, 10 July – 18 September 2022, Festival of Contemporary Arts – Art Stays, Ptuj

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Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman: vrtPionirk

Performative soundwalk, 40min
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 19.30 and at 20.30
Thursday, 2 June 2022  at 20.00

part of the exhibition Zasilni izhod, +MSUM
Start: Cankarjev dom main entrance, Council of Europe Park
mandatory registration: info@cona.si

Performative soundwalk vrtPionirk explores gardens past and present and, in particular, our relation to plants in the urban environment. Artists use the garden on the route as a metaphor, looking for parallels between the Garden of Eden and the political garden. The work deals with a scenario of spatiality development concerning plants and the community’s relation to the planetary ecosystem. It spotlights the movement and journeys of plants, comparing them to those of society and colliding with the temporal discrepancy of the two worlds. Read More »

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David Rothenberg

interspecies sound events with nightingales
part of the project Acoustic Commons

Thursday 12 May 2022, Iški morost, Ljubljansko barje
Saturday 14 May 2022, Škocjanski zatok, Koper

David Rothenberg, an established American clarinetist, jazz musician, composer and professor, has expanded and enriched his solo and improvisational career through artistic creation with other animal species. In the upcoming May evenings, when the leading musicians of the night of nature are nightingales, two unique sound events in the natural environment will take place as part of the Steklenik Gallery program. David Rothenberg will improvise live in the area of ​​Iški Morost and Škocjanski zatok  with nightingales and other birds living there. He will invite them to the interspecies improvisational session by listening intently and improvising on his clarinet. Due to his long-term collaboration with birds, Rothenberg understands their most subtle artistic impulses to sing.

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Reveil / SC9

Soundcamp 2022 is a festival of the project Acoustic Commons
From Saturday, 30 April 05:00 UTC+1 until Sunday, 1 May 06:00 UTC+1
main physical space: Stave Hill Ecological Park, London
main on-line space: soundtent.org/reveil
link to Reveil

Cona is participating at the Reveil streaming for the ninth year in a row. Brane Zorman will do the streaming from Molat island, Croatia on Sunday 1 May at 5.00am. For this year Reveil / SC9 festival we have prepared a part of a wider program. Invited artist Patrick K.-H., in partnership with Floating sound Gallery Vienna, has prepared a curated selection of sound art works which will be presented as part of the expanded program produced by CONA. Participating artists: Ksenia Bakhtina, Patrick K.-H., Secretwar and Victoria Morgunova. Their works will be broadcasted online on Saturday 30 April at 16:00 (CEST).

Description of their works can be find at that pdf link.

Check out the detailed all-day festival program at the link Reveil / SC9 Program

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Thomas Gorbach & The Vienna Acousmonium

evenings of acousmatic music in surround sound with guest artists: Martina Claussen, Patrick K.-H., Thomas Gorbach, Luka Prinčič, Mauricio Valdes and Brane Zorman.
coproduction Kino Šiška

Tuesday, 15 March and Wednesday, 16 March at 8 p.m.
Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall
Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/KS_tix

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Thomas Gorbach: The Development of the Ephemeral Dynamic-Motion Sound Sculptures

workshop by Thomas Gorbach for sound artists
in collaboration with Kino Šiška, part of the project konS

Monday 14 March, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 15 March, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kino Šiška, Katedrala Hall
workshop will be in English/applications info@cona.si/limited numbers of participants. The registration fee, (returned at the workshop) 30 euros

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Festival Sound Walk City · prelude

festival of sound walks, performances and sound works
7 Sep-10 Oct 2021
Ljubljana, Kranj, Cerknica, FM, hybrid environment and on-line

Sound Walk City · prelude is a festival of sound walks, performances and sound works that addresses acoustic ecology through walking as an artistic practice. It is performed in-situ locations and through online and hybrid environments. The prelude is the edition in which the initiators will try to outline the framework and future development of the festival. It is being piloted in Ljubljana and the wider region in cooperation with local partners. The festival is expected to take place every year in a selected city or location around the globe.PROGRAM is available here!

* Sound Walk City · prelude was initiated by the walk · listen · create platform, in collaboration with the Cona Institute. The Ljubljana edition is produced by the Cona Institute, Steklenik Gallery. Festival is part of the project Acoustic Commons Read More »

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Irena Pivka & Brane Zorman: Earthling Gaia

soundwalk in_situ performance
Thursday 26, Friday 27 Aug 2021 at 7p.m.
Saturday 28, Sunday 29 Aug at 6p.m.
Notranjska regional park, Cerknica, Slovenia
production of Cerknica Culture House
To participate, send an email to info@kd-cerknica.si

A dystopian story of Earthling Gaia recounts a possible future of the Lake Cerknica area. We experience the sound performance while walking a selected part of the Drvošec trail. We stop at the observation posts, observe the lake, experience the forest and, above all, listen. Earthling Gaia, a girl as a metaphor and the main character of the performance, will speculate on a potential scenario of the future of our overstrained planet which indisputably dictates the development of the local landscape.

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Jata C: Bibaret JC210120 – live sound event

Saturday, 3 July 2021 at 21.15 p.m.
Šempas, Nova Gorica
part of the R.o.R festival

Jata C (Flock C) wants to surpass the limited social and economic perception of insects with the work Bibaret JC210120. To highlight and become aware of the meaning of insects within individual ecosystems and, at the same time, also peek beyond the scientific frame. Read More »

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Irena Pivka in Brane Zorman: Sandbox

Geolocation newmedia performance
Sunday, 20 June 2021 at 20.00 p.m. and 20.45 p.m.
Location: Vilharjeva cesta (near railway underpass)
Reservations on cona@cona.si and
20.00 p.m.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159093987399
20.45 p.m. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159099497881

Production: Ljudmila
Photos by: Matjaž Rust
Work is bilingual in slo and eng language.

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