Exhibition Robertina Šebjanič: Aquatocene / The subaquatic quest for serenity
28.10 – 10.11.2021. / MKC Gallery
opening, Thursday, October, 28, 7 pm
Gallery opening hours: every day except Sundays and holidays from 1 to 8 p.m.
Aquatocene / The subaquatic quest for serenity investigates the phenomenon of underwater noise pollution created by humankind in the world’s seas and oceans.
The audio compositions of the subaquatic soundscape encourage us to reflect upon the anthropogenic sonic impact on the underwater habitat and marine life, as well as illuminate awareness and underscore the importance of maintaining safe sound environments for animals living in the world’s oceans, seas, lakes and rivers.
The sound compositions are a re-mix of the bioacoustics of marine life (shrimps, fish, sea urchins etc.), the aquatic acoustics and the presence of human generated noise in the world’s oceans and seas. Underwater noise effects a great number of marine life forms which depend on the sub-aquatic sonic environment to survive.
Over the last few years Robertina Šebjanič has made a number of recordings using hydrophones in different locations around the globe.
Lecture Invisible underwater pollution: Aquatocene and STARTS4Water Zero Pollution Adriatic
Robertina Šebjanič, Marjan Žitnik and Gjino Šutić (UR Institute-STARTS4Water)
Beton kino Friday, October, 29, 11 am
Robertina Šebjanič (SI) based in Ljubljana/ is working in the cros- field of art – technology – science. Her art — research focus has several years been in the cultural, (bio)political, chemical and biological realities of aquatic environments, which serves as a starting point to investigate and tackle philosophical questions regarding the intersection of art, technology and science. Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary and informal integration in her work. She was awarded with an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, STARTS2020 and a STARTS2016 nomination. Robertina is part of the SHAPE platform 2017. In 2018 she was a resident artist at Ars Electronica in the framework of EMARE / EMAP.
She exhibited / performed at solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries and festivals: Ars electronica Linz, Kosmica festival_ Laboratorio Arte Alameda_Mexico City, La Gaîté Lyrique_ Paris, Le Cube_Paris, Art Laboratory Berlin, ZKM_Karlsruhe, re:publica_Berlin, Mladi Levi_Ljubljana, Centro de Cultura Digita_ Mexico City, Piksel_Bergen, OSMO/ZA_Ljubljana, Device art 5.015 at Klovićevi dvori_Zagreb & Eastern Bloc_Montreal, Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Spektrum_Berlin, KIKK festival_ Namur and more.
Organizer: MKC Split
Lecture coorganisation: UR Institute, ARTScience MedILS
Curator: Jasna Gluić
Design: Rafaela Dražić
Technical support: Ivor Koren
Translation: Goranka Tomčić, Brian Willems (text)
Support: Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, Split City Government