Tue, Jun 09|
SOUNDeSCAPES - Lullaby for Drones
Welcome to my exhibition SOUNDeSCAPES - Lullaby for drones, which was inspired by the thesis of the famous philosopher George Berkeley: "Just because you can't hear something, this doesn't mean you can't see it, and just because you can't see something, this doesn't mean that you can't hear it."
Time & Location
Jun 09, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jun 30, 2020, 9:46 AM
Photon Gallery, Trg prekomorskih brigad, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
About the Event
From this thesis it follows, what sound is and what it means to hear sound. A more scientific explanation of what sound is and what it means to hear sound, was later based on the definition of what consciousness is.
With this exhibition I want to remind us to not fall asleep like drones in apathy and numbness - but to take advantage of the opportunity given to us, humans to perceive the world around us through emotional synesthesia on multiple levels ... to connect more of our senses and expand our awareness, our involvement in nature ... to be able to not only see images but also hear them, and likewise, to not only hear the sound, but we also see it.
More specifically, if we could hear how global warming sounds like - what would it sound like? And would our actions then, differ compared to those which we are taking now in relation to it?
I conceived my exhibition through the symbol of water, because it is water that marks the body of our Earth and us - 71% of the Earth is water and 60% of our body consists of water. All life comes from water, yet water still remains a big mystery to us humans in spite of how interconnected it is with our existence; water even reacts to human emotions.
My works represent water mainly in the phase of ice in various forms and with emphasis of expressing the humanized attribute. Humanized, is also the sound as it creates a choir in response to the movement and presence of people who interact with my works. This exhibition in accordance with quantum theory, invites us to interact with what is given to us - to connect our various senses and combine them to get a more holistic image which allows us to enter into different forms of existence and consciousness through partaking in emotional synesthesia.
I hope that my exhibition will open some new questions for you, more questions than answers, and thus also open a new perspective ...
Thank you to all of you who came to the unofficial small scale opening of the exhibition and to everyone who made this exhibition possible, especially gallerist Dejan Sluga for his trust in my work and the entire gallery Photon team, Spela and Damijan as well as the Austrian Culture Forum in Slovenia and the Ministry of culture in Slovenia for supporting this show.
Together with a parallel exhibition of Austrian artist Marko Lipuš Površine in skice both exhibitions are in the frame of cultural dialoge between Austria and Slovenia.