17th and 18th April 2019 at Osmo/za:
Cirkulacija2: Cacophonia Cacovisia
Group installation on the verges of sound and light.
Two public events: The opening (“Apollonian”) and the closing (“Dionysian”). At 20.00 hours.
The participating quartet: Alessandro Di Giampietro, Stefan Doepner, Boštjan Leskovšek and Borut Savski.
The project featured in the group space of the 8th floor of the Avtotehna skyscraper at Bavarski dvor will be a spatial implosion of Cirkulacija 2. An exaggeration to the limits of over-saturation. The main line of (over)saturation will draw on light sources, using both simple and complex movable mechanisms, producing images as shadows (shadow play), transparencies, scans, flickering. The sound will be picked up using light sensors on shadowy surfaces and directly processed, thus establishing a closed-loop (cybernetic) system.
The aim is to destabilize the viewing point (observer’s / viewer’s eye) and to match that with a corresponding physical feeling. Space is pulsating/breathing, up is down, left is right, spinning in all directions – an anti-gravitational experiment? Moving around is by all means desired – participants/visitors are part of the projection-lit space.
Up is down, down is up, left is right, right is left, inside is outside, and outside is inside… these equations present direct opposites in the language of man – contradictions. Perhaps they point to contemporary ambiguities – possibilities, hybrid realities. Once firm constellations, speaking the truth, become burnt within – energetically and interpretatively imploded. What is looked for are new kinds of firmness. Until then, zero-gravity is ruled by space – space without weight, contents without significance – in their exceedingly relative and limited coordinates of validity.
However, perhaps precisely such a random space is alive – freed from the burdens of ideology and unambiguity. An obscure and dark forest, where even the shadows are strangely dangerous.
Video-montage and interviews with artists: Tea Grahek
Video-montaža: Simon Svetlik
Photo: Boštjan Leskovšek in Katja Goljat