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Sound Art Inkubator 2017

Fifth Sound Art Incubator at Mochvara Gallery

The fifth group exhibition of Sound Art Incubator project is opening on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8.00 p.m. at the large and small hall of Pogon Jedinstvo in Zagreb. The exhibition and performances showcase young and emerging artists which investigate sound as an artistic medium. Developed as part of the Mochvara Gallery programme, Sound Art Incubator is a production platform that publishes an annual open call for artists working with sound in order to produce and present their works. Experimental, research and hybrid art forms are continuously in the focus of the platform, as well as this year's exhibition and performances presenting new productions and co-productions realized through Sound Art Incubator.

Nine authors and eight artworks demonstrate the wide spectrum of themes and formats through which sound is investigated by this artistic scene, from the more intimate impressions of the quotidien, to research into media and technology of sound reproduction. Melodic quality and noise of the everyday life are an important topic in the works of Ana Sladetić and Jason Mulhausen, as well as in the interactive installation of the Beat Busters collective (Damjan Blažun & Filip Borelli). Tin Dožić and Hrvoje Spudić deal with properties of the media and interventions in methods of sound recording and reproduction in their installations, while Hrvoje Pelicarić and Marijo Franić investigate relations and influences between the physical body, space, human perception and sound. At the exhibition opening, Andrija Santro will gather the Delay's Choir – six performers who will use audio effects to manipulate sound in time, and time in sound.

Sound Art Incubator 2017 presents again a small insight into the young artistic scene dealing with sound as a subject, inspiration, mean of expression and topic. The exhibition stays open at Pogon Jedinstvo on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13 and 14, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
media partners:, Vizkultura, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student, Ziher
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Kultura Nova Foundation



DB House of Extreme Musical Theatre (HR): Spring schachtophonie workshop "VAR19" performed by Schacht Arkestra

Wednesday, May 10 at 8.00 p.m.
@ large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb
Free entrance.

On Wednesday, May 10 at 8.00 p.m. in the large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo, Mochvara Gallery presents the premiere performance of the Schacht Arkestra. This collaborative art project is based on the concept of schachtophonic musical scores by artist Damir Bartol Indoš. It gathers a group of schachtophony performers playing schachtophone instruments: DB Indoš and Tanja Vrvilo (schachtophones, voice), Helge Hinteregger (throat music), Adriana Josipović, Nikolina Majdak, Kate Marušić (schachtophones, voice) and Miro Manojlović (vibraphone, schachtophone). Schachtophones represent new musical instruments that counteract the historical uselessness of the old concepts and old instruments. Brought together in Schacht Arkestra, they express the idea that for playing music one needs to think as a machine, and also that the entirety of our body is one large brain – a central intelligence to which local intelligences of our arms and legs contribute. In the spirit of Italian futurists, the rhythm of this body loses its stabilising function and time-space dimension. By performing silent and loud schacht-cuts and vocal and spring vibrations, an existence of order is being rehearsed through noise, and the gesture of listening is being established – demonstrating that the noise as well can become a recognizable message. For its first performance, Schacht Arkestra will play the schachtophonie "VAR19" structured with consciousness of a damaged brain – a perceptive mechanism coded by memories, emotions and behaviour, and brought to consciousness through a network of conditions in which something such as brain damage is possible. 


Pierre Bastien (FR): Quiet Motors

Tuesday, May 2nd, 9:00 pm: Pierre Bastien, Franz Hautzinger & Alen Sinkauz @ Theatre &TD - semicircular hall, impro session
Wednesday, May 3rd, 9:30 pm: Pierre Bastien: Quiet Motors @ Theatre &TD - semicircular hall, performance
Free entrance

As a part of the fifth edition of Showroom of Contemporary Sound festival, Music Showroom SC and Mochvara Gallery are presenting French artist Pierre Bastien. At the semicircular hall of the Theatre &TD, Bastien will perform for two days: an impro session with musicians Franz Hautzinger and Alen Sinkauz will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:00 pm while his solo performance ‘’Quiet Motors’’ is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:30 pm. The framework of the performance ‘’Quiet Motors’’ is a colorful, rhythmical machinery whose visual and auditive elements completely occupy the visitor’s senses. Only seemingly simple, Bastien’s constructions out of Meccano material hide complexity in details committed to the accuracy of each performance. Hand-made electromotors and paper instruments are the main components of the machine. Their alternate and unsynchronized movements are gradually building up the sound composition making it unique every time. Paper straps are flowing under varying air stream intensity, creating sound by touching the membrane in unpredictable intervals. As described by Pierre Bastien, the visitor becomes the explorer – by listening and watching, he discovers versatile sound dimensions, as if he was walking inside the composition.

Pierre Bastien, born in 1953, is a French sound artist and composer who articulates his work around delicate mechanical sound sculptures inspired by music, avant-garde and literature. He creates his machines out of Meccano materials. Bastien is an internationally recognized artist who performed in several well-known institutions such as Barbican Center, Centre Georges Pompidou, Fondation Cartier and exhibited his sound installations in many museums and galleries from MAST in Bologna to Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta in St. Petersburg. His piece Somewhere in the Dark is a part of the Stedelijk museum collection in Amsterdam.,

co-production: Culture of Change Student Centre University of Zagreb, KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club
Mochvara Gallery media partners:, Vizkultura, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student, Ziher
Mochvara Gallery is supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Kultura Nova Foundation