Sound artist, video artist and musician Christine Schörkhuber and Arnold Haberl aka Noid, cellist, composer, sound artist and improviser, designed and upgraded the sound installations during a working visit to the Studio Asylum, Metelkova mesto, between 12 September and 14 October 2020.  These  will be presented at a 3-day event in Cirkulacija 2, Underpass Ajdovščina 2, Ljubljana.

– 8/10/2020 at 8pm opening
– 9/10/2020 viewing from 6pm to 9pm
– 10/10/2020 at 8pm closing event
Four sound installations, which the artists from Vienna named Constellations, bring a selection of their creative work and research from the past two years. Christine shall present a sound installation entitled Noise Carpet, first featured at the festival Klangstärke in Hildesheim, Germany. Walking slowly on ‘the noise carpet’ triggers sounds that refer to an immediate spatial context. At the interface between inside and outside, the “noise carpet” leads the visitors on a soundwalk into a different setting that picks up the expectable and speculates with the unexpected. The carpet can also be understood as a collective instrument that can be played by visitors and passers-by. The recording of spoken words, which is a part of the installation in Cirkulacija 2, is undersigned by Anja Golob, a Slovene poet, editor, critic, dramaturge, and translator.
Christine shall also present an installation entitled Structure, an amorphous structure of metal mesh that manifests a momentary social constellation, but also follows its own, pulsating logic. It is a series of kinetic objects, where sensor data, based on human presence or communication movements, is transferred to the control of motors. The hanging object thus becomes the analogy of a net that arises in a social space between people in the dynamics of ephemeral encounters and interactions both physically and virtually.
Sympathy is a research project on snare drums as resonant objects that Noid conceptualised during a one month residency at q-02 in Brussels in May 2019, where he started to research the possibilities of using 12 chromatically tuned snare drums as an extension of the cello. The outcome so far is a version for cello and one resonant snare drum, premiered at the festival Zentrale in Vienna last year. A sound installation for 12 chromatically tuned snare drums and amplified ambience shall be premiered at Cirkulacija2. Moreover, Disposable Instruments is a selection of found objects and items, which the artist shall process and use as musical instruments.
Production: KUD Mreža / FriFormA\V, in collaboration with Cirkulacija2.
Special thanks: Uroš Weber (Zavod Atol) and Tomaž Grom.
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture and Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana.
The events will be held in accordance with the recommendations of the NIJZ.