Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Echo 10-9

Robertina Šebjanič and Aleš Hieng – Zergon: echo 10-9
Audiovisual performance with nanofluids and analog synths

1N1A7700.jpg Photo by Boštjan Lah (Kibla archive)

The sound-video performance echo 10-9 takes place on the nano and microlevel. With a clear analog esthetic it demonstrates the formal characteristics of materials, which are transformed on the spot, creating ambient a/v landscapes.

The development of the echo 10-9 project is based on research and experiments with with ferrofluids, oils and nanobots, which create their own choreography in relation to different micro- and macrofluids, nanomaterials and magnetic reaction fields, in unison with physical and chemical effects. With their interventions, the authors stimulate the self-generated or autopoetic chemical reactions on multiple levels, influencing the sonic composition and choreography between the nanobots.

The combination of physics, chemistry and computer vision creates an immersive environment and reveals invisible fields that create (auto)poetic effects with the sensory experience. By expanding the sensory specter the performance challenges the question of perception and arouses the idea of small-size worlds with different laws, co-existing on different levels – like an insight into a new dimension, or having the possibility to think the world differently.

remiere of the performance echo 10-9 at Kiblix festival in Maribor, video by Matej Kristovič (Kibla archive)



Robertina Šebjanič (1975) is an artist and cultural facilitator. In her art practice she is interested in humanist and natural science in the context of Bio-Art, AV performances and installation's within the context of contemporary art practice. Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with other authors, and thus through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodies in her work.

Aleš Hieng – Zergon (1984) is a chemical engineer and a musical performer. His improvised live performances are characterised by analogue and modulated sounds and noises combined with field recordings, as well as by the use of DIY electronic sound devices.


Authors: Robertina Šebjanič and Aleš Hieng Zergon
Advisor: Ida Hiršenfelder
Special credits: Dr. Samuel Sanchez Ordonez and Marc R. Dusseiller
Coproduction: KIBLA and LJUDMILA

Project was supported by Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia.