Friday, 17th september 2021 – from 19.00 – double-bill opening of parallel exhibitions / installations by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, at osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana and Cirkulaciji 2, Ajdovščina underpass, Ljubljana:
Friday, 17th september, 19:00 @ osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana -> Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: BRATI KRATKE STAVKE GERTRUDE STEIN
Friday, 17th september, 21.00 @ Cirkulacija 2, podhod Ajdovščina -> Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: BRATI (KOT) TELESA (open from 20.00 to 22.00)
Friday, 17th september @ Cirkulacija 2, podhod Ajdovščina -> 21:00 – 21:30 performans -> Lola Mlačnik, Urška Preis, Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio
Exhibition & installation in Cirkulacija 2:
18.9.2021 – 30.9.2021, mon – sat -> 15:00 – 19:00, closed on sundays.
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: Reading (as) Bodies (2020)
Text, sound, custom software, modified wireless speakers, digital positioning system.
Reading (as) Bodies is a spatial intervention, responsive sound installation and performative setting emphasizing the notion of written text as a graphic territory and the act of reading as a bodily movement. Using tracing technology and digital sound synthesis the installation accommodates a situation where visitors bodily inhabit the graphic representation and sonic manifestation of written text simultaneously through the processes of magnification, movement and slowing down. This situation disrupts the practice of reading and unsettles the established relations between body, text, voice, movement, space and hearing, setting the ground for interpretative community of bodies to emerge.
For the presentation at Cirkulacija2 Sambolec invited musicians Lola Mlačnik, Urška Preis and Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio to inhabit and explore the installation as a performative setting.
Reading (as) Bodies is a part of artistic research project Reading Reading (2017-).
The research project investigates the experience of reading as an interface between our interior mental state and the exterior world, asking whether what separates the two is a temporal, flexible and virtual gap, as opposed to a fixed corporal/material border. The artistic research project comprises of a series of artistic works that in various ways address, explore, alter and unsettle the practice of reading as artistic material.
More about the installation:
Software development by Darien Brito with Giuliano Anzani
The project is co-produced by Zavod Projekt Atol – Ljubljana and Zavod Sploh – Ljubljana, with support by v2_Lab for unstable media – Rotterdam.
Supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, Mondriaan Fund NL, Ministry of Culture of Republic Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana.
18. – 30. september 2021 | pon – sob, 15.00 – 19.00 @ osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: READING SHORT SENTENCES BY GERTRUDE STEIN