Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI) Solid Sound

interactive sound installation

Solid Sound (2010), an interactive sound installation dealing with the phenomena of sound transmission conditioned by air as the medium of transmission. For people who will be living on the Moon in the future, the lack of air will lead to new and unimaginable ways of communication. The installation offers a solution for listening to sound in an airless space: the futuristic prototype of a device called Teethphones allows people to experience sound in vacuum through their bones. Sound on the Moon will be located in the vibrations of objects and matter where the limits of these vibrating objects will also be limits of sound transmission and expansion. Solid Sound changes the experience of perception and communication: sound is materialized through the human body and transforms our hearing organs, completely changing the experience of listening which is crucial for the formation of language and identity - and for understanding the reality of life on Earth.

The installation is a commissioned work for Moon Life Concept Store, an exhibition of prototypes and ideas for future life on the Moon initiated by Alicia Framis.
Supported by Mondriaan Foundation.

organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
concept: KONTEJNER
curators of Mochvara Gallery: KONTEJNER | EnaHodžić, Ivana Jelača& Tereza Teklić
technical team: Matija Jelić & Hrvoje Horvat
media partners: H-alter, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb - Municipal Office for Education, Culture and Sport

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI)

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, artist and musician working with the invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space; dedicated to the poetic exploration of relationships between the transitory and temporal media like sound and weather conditions or architectural and social spaces inhabited with interdisciplinary and multimedia installations, sound interventions in public spaces and electro-acoustic music. His works were exhibited and performed in numerous galleries, museums and music festivals all over the world, like Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana; PSWAR, Amsterdam; Ars Electronica, Linz; Modern Gallery, Ljubljana; MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; AV Festival, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Galllery Skuc, Ljubljana and DE Appel, Amsterdam. In 2010 he was awarded with the Hybrid Arts Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica, Linz. Since October 2013 he is working as a research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen, Norway.



Pogon Jedinstvo (Zagreb)

opening & artist talk: Wednesday, 4.12.2013. from 20:00 h @ small hall of Pogon Jedinstvo.
The exhibition is open December 5th & 6th, from 17 – 21 h
free entrance