Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Cacophony Cacovision

Cirkulacija2: Cacophony Cacovision
A group installation on the verges of sound and light.

The participating quartet: Alessandro Di Giampietro, Stefan Doepner, Boštjan Leskovšek and Borut Savski.

Two public events:
--> The opening (Apollonian): 17 April 2019 | 8 PM @ osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana
--> The closing (Dionysian): 18 April 2019 | 8 PM @ osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana

The project featured in the group space of the 8th floor of the Avtotehna skyscraper at Bavarski dvor will be a spatial implosion of Cirkulacija2. 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 (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.

Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute. The project is supported by the City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.