2020 / 21:50 – 22:10 [gmt] live from LJUBLJANA

The Flock C: Bibaret JC210120

Radio station:                                 Radio Slovenia RTVSI
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The Flock C: Bibaret JC210120

“Jamamaji (Antheraea yamamai) flutter, flitter, mostly inaudible since they fly with a low frequency – but the sound of their wings flapping against the leaves and branches can be heard… The turning of their chrysalises in the cocoons can be heard as spluttering, the same can be observed in other related species of saturniids – which is why once, when I received a package with chrysalises from another biologist and the postman did not find me at home, so he delivered the shipment to a lady shop owner in my area, they evacuated half of the street residents in my Berlin neighbourhood and called explosives experts, because that lady, who received the package in god’s name, heard the sounds and thought it might be an incendiary device. I could not get directly home on that day as the road was closed for pedestrians and traffic, while the Chief of Police called me a few days later when I returned to explain what has been going on…” (Dr Boštjan Dvořák)

Exhibited artwork will be created by artists in a joint improvisation. Brane Zorman, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis, Ida Hiršenfelder and Boštjan Perovšek are active under a common name The Flock C. The work is based on bioacoustic sounds that were contributed by the artists themselves or by the Slovene Archive of Animal Sounds that is based at the Slovenian Museum of Natural History in Ljubljana, for the archive, Dr Tomi Trilar.

The sound event that accompanies the exhibition is at the same time the part of the winter radioCona transmission. This will be a diverse several-day-long programme and FM exhibition, curated by the guest artist Manja Ristić.

beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder) is as an artist active in the field of sound and intermedia art. She is interested in the history of media, archives, their disappearance and the media archaeology. She collaborates with Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova | +MSUM, festival Topographies of Sound and radioCona programme. Together with sound artist Saša Spačal they co-founded the ČIPke Initiative. She has been a member of the DIY sound collective Theremidi Orchestra from 2011.

OR poiesis is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, sound perception and poetic performance. She expands word in the sonorous spheres of timespace poetry. Besides all digital dimensions, her central interest is the physical presence of the body.

Boštjan Perovšek is a musician, composer and sound designer, he composes experimental electro-acoustic music. His speciality is creating bioacoustic music that is based on the sounds of the animals, especially insects. He also play with the SAETA group, creates music for films, theatre, performances, multimedia installations and soundscapes for museums and galleries.

Bojana Šaljić Podešva spends most of her time as a composer on the research of sound as an entity that affects the listener both physically and through the content; her music thus spans between complete abstraction and complex semantic languages. She received several awards for her concert works, theatre and film music.

Brane Zorman is a composer, sound and intermedia artist, sound manipulator, producer and curator. He composes sound works for theatre, intermedia and dance performances. He performs electro-acoustic solo music and improvisations with local and foreign artists in surround sound. In relation to sound and space, he develops various strategies, techniques, dynamic and interactive modules, records and re-interprets soundscapes and uses sophisticated tools to create electronic and acoustic sound sculptures

Artists: beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder), OR poiesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva in Brane Zorman
Curated by: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Organisation: Irena Pivka, Jasmina Založnik
Illustration: Vesna Bukovec
Translation and editing: Urban Belina
Public relations: Katarina Radaljac
Production: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, 2019
Partner: The Slovenian Museum of Natural History – Slovenian Wildlife Sound Archive
Venue: Steklenik, Gallery for Sound, Bioacoustics and Art