Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Ida Hiršenfelder (SI), Aleš Hieng-Zergon (SI) Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden

interactive generative (chemical) sound installation

Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden, interactive generative (chemical) sound installation exploring a relationship between hydrothermal chemistry, the passage of time, and evolution of sound. The project consists of several small chemical garden formations in a water glass (sodium metasilicate) solution, to provide an insight into research on chemical processes and the origin of life. The chemical reactions are monitored by cameras to detect changes in colour and shape by means of microcontrollers. The changes affect the code for live sound generation, and slowly alter the generative drone composition pervading the exhibition space. The slow changes in sound evade the scale of human perception.

artists: Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng - Zergon & Ida Hiršendfelder
programming: Slavko Glamočanin
production: Projekt Atol Institute & Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, 2015
co-production: Mochvara Gallery
Project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and MOL – Department for Culture.

Robertina Šebjanič (SI)

Robertina Šebjanič is working in the intersection between humanist and natural sciences. Her art/research focus has for several years been oriented towards a project developed in the field of Living systems (bio-art), noise/sound art and ambiental immersive environments. The context for her ideas and concepts is often realized in collaboration with other authors, and is embodied in her work through interdisciplinary and informal integration. through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodies in her work. She is a member of Hackteria Network, Ljudmila, UR Institute and Theremidi orchestra.

She has exhibited, performed and presented at solo and group exhibitions: Le Cube / Decalab, Paris; Ars electronica / Stadtwerkstatt, Linz; Touch me festival, Zagreb; Eyebeam & CT-SWaM, New York; Poolloop, Zurich; Bandits-Mages, Bourgers; PORTIZMIR#3 - Triennale of contemporary art, Izmir; Kiblix festival, Maribor; Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana; Prima Gallery, Berlin; Paraflows festival, Vienna; Liwoli festival, Linz; Gallery SC, Zagreb; Netaudio festival, London; Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana; Haip festival, Ljubljana; Amber festival, Istanbul; The Museum of contemporary art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Gallery KiBela-Kibla, Maribor; SCCA, Ljubljana; Pixel festival, Bergen; Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana; +MSUM U3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, Ljubljana; Device_art 3.009, Zagreb, etc.

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Ida Hiršenfelder (SI)

Ida Hiršenfelder works in the fields of sound art and media art. From 2011 she is a member of Theremidi Orchestra sound collective. She and Saša Spačal are co-initiators of ČIPke – Initiative for Women with the Sense for Technology, Science and Art. With media artist Robertina Šebjanič and sound artist Aleš Hieng – Zergon she presented her work at Ars Electronica (2016). Her sound works under the alias beepblip were aired on radioCona in


Aleš Hieng-Zergon (SI)

Aleš Hieng-Zergon is a chemical engineer by profession as well as a DJ, a producer of electronic music and a sound artist who also works in the field of audiovisual performances and DIY electronics.


Pogon Jedinstvo (Zagreb)

The installation opens on Monday, March 20th, 2017 and is accompanied with an artist talk session. It stays open for visitors on March 21st and 22nd, 2017, from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m. in the large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo.