Amper-o-mat, beepblip, OR poiesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, Brane Zorman

Group sound exhibition, 26 January – 3 March 2019

The activities of radioCona in the last few years opened up the possibility to collaborate with the Botanical garden. It seems right that radioCona in the new decade (it intervenes at a frequency of 88.8 MHz since 2008) enters the Steklenik gallery at Tivoli Greenhouse. To sharpen our hearing and find our place in the context of nature and art, we consciously unite both environments. In the warm conditions of Tivoli Greenhouse, we will be able to submerge ourselves into remote listening of the lonesome winter landscape and crystalline water structures. In this way, we transfer experiences of transposed realities of hybrid conditions from nearby and afar ICEmeltings is taking place in the context of radioCona, which was founded as project occasional radio station for contemporary art. Cona Institute uses the project to expose that radio frequency is also a form of public space and therefore could be used as an exhibition space. For several years we were scheduling the annual FM exhibition in the wintertime to bring sound and radio art to the homes of listeners instead of just to classical venues. This year we will not organise an FM exhibition, visitors will be able to listen to group sound work ICEbreakings at Steklenik.

Acoustic artists try to unhinge the acoustics of icy winter landscapes, of their gradual or sudden mutations. Based on a prearranged sound structure, the artists will perform a live group event, using various different approaches to the creation and selection of sounds from nature. This will serve to create a composition of closeness and a secluded winter landscape. Even if this place first evokes silence and creates the conditions for increased sensory perception, it is still abundant with diverse sound ambients. Sounds are piercing the silence. Especially when natural phenomena (such as sudden temperature changes) cause the thickening and breaking of ice. At the same time, these sounds in particular open up numerous questions concerning the atmosphere, climate changes, ecology, and sound ecology, thus stimulating the listener’s sensibility with the help of a sound medium. This is the kind of spectrum of a winter sound landscape that is being set under a microscope by a group of artists in the composition entitled ICEmeltings.


Thursday, 17 January 2019, 10:20 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Live Sound Event for Art’s Birthday on ARS Radio Slovenia 3 and ORF Kunstradio
beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis and Brane Zorman: ICEmeltings

Saturday, 26 January 2019, at 12 a.m. (noon)
Multichannel sound exhibition opening and introduction at Steklenik, Tivoli Greenhouse, Ljubljana
Amper-o-mat, beepblip, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis and Brane Zorman: ICEmeltings 

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Live Sound Event, Steklenik at Tivoli Greenhouse
Amper-o-mat, OR poiesis, Bojana Šaljič Podešva: ICEmeltings

December 2022
Stelkenik Gallery @Glasshouse Sežana, Slovenia
6-channel sound installation

Steklenik is a partner project by Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing, and the Botanical Garden University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.