Med enokomernim premikanjem telesa, med hojo, ki odmeva v ritmičnem zvoku koraka tipam pot. Poslušam odmeva svojih korakov, merim prostor, štejem čas … hoje. Hoja je protislovna. Kot sem zapisala v delu Hodi.TI.: »Hoja ne pristaja na meje, ne priznava lastnine ozemlja… Hoditi je nasprotje od imeti.« Pot si ne lasti, temveč povezuje prostore. Hoditi po poti, pomeni biti brez kraja zato, da srečaš prostor. Hoditi v javni kulturni stavbi izven njenega namenskega časa, pomeni dodatni odmik. Odmik iz kraja zato, da lahko dejansko podoživiš prostor. Odmik od urnika vsakdana, izstopiti iz časa, zato da si lahko podariš čas.
V doživetje ponujam zvok hoje po prostoru te galerije, ko je stavba prazna. Prisluškujem odmevu koraka, tišini prostora … in na drugi strani zidu, hrup mesta, pod njim zvok reke, na nebu prelet ptic… Pomirjujoč jutranji sprehod, odmik pred prihajajočim, nemirnim dnem. Zvok hoje, s katero vabim obiskovalca, da doživi svoj lasten korak in si v ukradenem tempu podari čas in prostor.
Tempo rubato (ukraden čas) je glasbeni izraz, ki se nanaša na ritmično svobodo. Dovoljuje samovoljno, intuitivno spremembo tempa.
zasnova in koncept: Irena Pivka Snemanje: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman Montaža in oblikovanje zvoka: Brane Zorman Delo za Cukrarno, marec 2022
Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman Performative soundwalk / zvočna pohodna predstava, 40min
Tue, 22 and Wed, 23 March 2022, 6.30 pm / torek, 22. in sreda, 23. marec 2022 ob 18.30
Start: Cankarjev dom main entrance, Council of Europe Park / Izhodišče pred glavnim vhodom v Cankarjev dom, park Sveta Evrope
Performative soundwalk vrtPionirk explores gardens past and present and, in particular, our relation to plants in the urban environment. Artists use the garden on the route as a metaphor, looking for parallels between the Garden of Eden and the political garden. The work deals with a scenario of spatiality development concerning plants and the community’s relation to the planetary ecosystem. It spotlights the movement and journeys of plants, comparing them to those of society and colliding with the temporal discrepancy of the two worlds.
The work addresses the following questions: How does the conqueror instinct of plants work? How and why do they travel, occupy new spaces, and what is the role of pioneer plants that we can observe in our walk? At the intersection of urban and natural cultural landscapes, plants are argued the main protagonists of the urban area. Although often experienced as pleasant, green backgrounds or wildorganisms that occupy urban areas “uncontrollably and invasively,” plants have a designed system of space colonisation. We could call it the “colonialist” system of the flora.
The artists have installed the work on the site of a public expression of political conflict that used to be a garden – urban and socially challenging space for a performative soundwalk, which reflects in work itself. The story revolves around the main protagonist. For many years, the artists have been researching geolocating soundwalks, building on them, and using them as their artistic expression. In the light of the audience, there is an intensely immersive experience concerning place, sound, and one’s walking body.
Zvočna pohodna predstava vrtPionirk raziskuje nekdanje in sedanje vrtove ter predvsem naš odnos do rastlin v urbanem okolju. Pomen vrta na izbrani poti se avtorja lotevata kot metaforo in iščeta povezave med rajskim in političnim vrtom. Delo tematizira možen scenarij razvoja prostorskosti v navezavi z rastlinami in odnosa skupnosti do planetarnega ekosistema. Delo izpostavlja gibanje, potovanja rastlin v primerjavi z gibanjem in potovanjem družbe ter trči na časovno neskadnost obeh svetov.
Kako deluje osvajalski vzgib rastlin? Kako in zakaj potujejo, zasedajo nove prostore ter kakšna je vloga pionirskih rastlin, ki jih lahko opazimo tudi na našem pohodu, so vprašanja, ki jih delo naslavlja. Na presečišču urbane in naravne kulturne krajine so izpostavljene rastline kot glavne akterke mestnega področja. Rastline, ki jih nemalokrat človeško oko opazi le kot prijetno, zeleno ozadje ali kot samonikle organizme, ki »nekontrolirano in invazivno« zasedajo urbana področja, imajo razdelan sistem zasedanja prostorov. Lahko bi ga imenovali »kolonialistični« sistem sveta flore.
Avtorja sta delo postavila na kraju javnega izražanja političnega konflikta, kjer je bil v preteklosti umeščen vrt. Urbanistično in družbeno zahtevnem prostoru, za postavitev pohodnega umetniškega dela, kar se zrcali v samem izdelku. Prostorska zgodba se prepleta okoli glavnega protagonista. Avtorja že vrsto let raziskujeta metode geolokacijskih zvočnih sprehodov, jih nadgrajujeta in uporabljata kot lasten umetniški izraz. V luči publike pa je prisotna močna potopitvena percepcija v navezavi na kraj, zvok in seveda lastno hodeče telo.
fotografije procesa dela
Text and site / besedilo in prostor: Irena Pivka Sound composition / zvočna kompozicija: Brane Zorman Interpretation / interpreta: Irena Pivka, Renato Horvat Translation / pregled besedila: Melita Silič Production / producent izvedbe: Cona Coorganisation / soorganizacija izvedbe Cankarjev dom Special thanks to eBralnik, Ida Hiršenfelder, Rok Vevar / zahvala Ida Hiršenfelder, Rok Vevar in platformi eBralec.
Co-funded by MOL kultura and Ministry of Culture RS. / Delo je nastalo v sofinaciranje MOL kultura in Ministrstvo za kulturo RS
sound walk performance along Cerknica lake for teenagers and adults
Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman: Earthlink Gaia
commissin work for KD Cerknica, premiere: Wednesday, August 25 2021
Earthling Gaia is a performance which through sound, walking and the inclusion of space aims at the sensibilization of young people and the promotion of outdoor activities. In addition to experiencing and reflecting on the ecology, it prompts the development of mindfulness.
From an indoor site, such as a theatre, cinema or gallery, the performance invites us outdoors, in the nature. A forest as a stage, and the audience trading comfortable chairs for walking shoes and heading off to the performance.
Some locations along the way are natural venues – natural auditoriums complete with architecturally superb observations posts, offering magnificent views of the landscape which intoxicates with its beauty and triggers imagination by constantly changing. We can imagine looking into the future, exploring possible scenarios for the days to come.
A dystopian story of Earthling Gaia recounts a possible future of the Lake Cerknica area. We experience the sound performance while walking a selected part of the Drvošec trail. We stop at the observation posts, observe the lake, experience the forest and, above all, listen. Earthling Gaia, a girl as a metaphor and the main character of the performance, will speculate on a potential scenario of the future of our overstrained planet which indisputably dictates the development of the local landscape.
Credits Artists: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Text: Irena Pivka
Music compositin: Brane Zorman
Voices: Nada Vadušek, Anu Pivka Translation and editing: Melita Silič Cover photo: Irena Pivka Illustration: Jovana Djukić Production: Cerknica Culture House, 2021 In collaboration: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing
Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman: Sandbox (Geolocation newmedia performans ) commissin work for A_DELA festival, production Ljudmila, coproduction Cona
premiere: 25, 26 Aug 2020. Loction: Vilharjeva cesta (close to railways), Ljubljana Slovenia
Meditative experience, wakefulness training and encouragement to critically thinking about our experience and (re)evaluation of the surrounding environment.
A walk along the railway tracks, with the help of an app and headphones, leads a viewer, a wanderer and an eavesdropper into a performative space. The work was created during the time of the epidemic when all public life had come to a standstill. As a result, the thick layer of the all-encompassing and constant noise disappeared, the existence of which we only really became aware of once it was gone. The authors captured this period, marked by weeks of silence and the gradual return of noise, with their recording equipment, walked paths and by discovering local microspaces. The result of their research is the existent locative performance, which, through the absence of noise, tells a tale of a future space. By using geolocation tools, the performance reflects on an experiential experience of landscape and sound and, in these complicated times, brings forth thoughts about the potential of a degraded space from the perspective of a society incapable of dialogue. The latter is using its last atoms of strength to depict dominance over the planet, while plants on the other side are blossoming, intertwining and even consoling, soothing, silencing and covering the all-pervasive species. The rhythm of walking, listening-in to the transitional space, a path that leads away from the overburdened city, and of listening to the degraded, waiting spaces, which are being taken back by nature, form the stance of this period of time … before it ends.
The authors have developed the work with the help of
the geolocation tool ECHOES, developed by Echoes Lab. More than 30
geolocation points, connected by sound files and in combination with the
available navigation tools, form the subtle dramaturgy of the overall
acoustic image of the work Sandbox at a specific location.
Peskovnik/Sandbox is a location-bound sound performance,
which you can also experience individually. For an individual
experience, you need a smartphone with an Android or iOS operating
system, the app Echoes (download it free from Google Play or the Apple
Store) and quality headphones.
In the pre-installed app Echoes on your phone find the work Peskovnik/Sandbox and
head out to the starting point (the area north of the tracks at
Ljubljana’s railway station), precisely marked on the map and at the
location itself. The geolocative performance can be experienced in
real-time (by using your mobile data plan), or you can pre-download the
whole project to your phone.
Once you are at the location, physically follow the path and points
marked on the map. We suggest that you study the path, which is
otherwise simple enough before you head out, because we discourage you
from looking at your phone screen while you are taking the stroll (also
due to some uneven terrain). Rather, focus on listening to the
soundscape and observing your surroundings.
Production: Društvo Ljudmila, laboratorij za znanost in umetnost, Zavod Cona, NOVARS Coproduction: CONA Institute, NOVARS Research centre – University of Manchester, ECHOES Thanks: Josh Kopeček, Ricardo Climent Voice interpretation: Irena Pivka (SI) Voice interpretation: Jana Wilcoxen (EN) Translation: Katja Kosi Sound composition: Brane Zorman
I am walking through the emptied city surrounded by the invisible noose of the quarantine. The morning bustle of the city is suspended. Quiet streets, silent squares, lone crossroads of interrupted paths, uncertain future.Through this gift of time we have been given and which has been pulling us away from the over stressed, frightened society, the potential of free time has been opened up. To decide to be alone and remain focused. The steps echoing in the silent urban landscape. Walking as solace. A peaceful morning walk. I listen to the noises of the city, to the river’s waves, the birds in the sky, the rustling of the leaves in the morning breeze … before the restless day ahead of me starts.
Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman: Wanderers
newmedia performance (6+) (45min)
Produkcija: Lutkovno gledališče Maribor Koprodkcija: CONA | Zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti zavod 2019
Wanderers are invited to walk the path along the Drava River, this time equipped with headphones and mobile app. The wander becomes a multimedia performance and a sound walk, which the spectator takes on a pre-delineated path. Wanderers are children and adults, families, who with help of sound images, imprinted into the location of the delineated path, traverse between fictive and real situations. The unique sound experience connects us with our environment in a new way and reminds us why it is so important to walk.
Text and event space: Irena Pivka Sound composition: Brane Zorman Voices: Metka Jurc, Danilo Trstenjak in Jonas Jerman (SLO) Proofreader for Slovene language: Metka Damjan Interpretors:
Slovene: Metka Jurc, Danilo Trstenjak, Jonas Jerman
English: Marko Jakopanec, Amy Bordon, Daša Solomon
German: Uroš Kaurin, Katarina Klančnik Kocutar, Ana Hlebič Translators: Urban Belina (English) in Urška P. Černe (German)
Author of the illustrated map Darka Erdelji Sound recording: Marko Jakopanec Production: Lutkovno gledališče Maribor Coproduction: CONA | Zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti
27.10. – 10.12.2017
Friday, 27.October at 17.30 and 18.15 e_city Ljubljana Apollonia
Meeting at Apollonia venue – 23 rue Boecklin, Strasbourg
GardenWALK is a sustainable, locative sound walk performance, taking place along the streets of Strasbourg, Robertsau. It invites a visitor to relive the future impact of the planned Apollonia community garden to the immediate surroundings of district and its community.
An integral part of the project is a sound map with circular path which the visitor walks within the project. The beginning of this 1.6km long route and duration of 30minutes is at the Apollonia Garden, end of the rout is in Lieu de Europe Parc Henri.
Through the subtile sound inserts of the shared garden urban landscape sound and the sound scape transformation with vision of potentional possibilities, the sound walk performance sensitize public to experience the Robertsau quarter. Garden and gardening in this project is a metaphor for rethinking and re-cultivation of urban landscape changes in local society.
Sound design: Brane Zorman Text and path: Irena Pivka Spekers: Irena Pivka, Suzana Koncut, Viktorija Osolnik Kunc English translation : Urban Belina French translation: Suzana Koncut German translation: Viktorija Osolnik Kunc Production: Apollonia – European Art Exchange, Strasbourg, France 2017 Co-production CONA, Ljubljana Slovenia, 2017
Sound design: Damir Avdić
Text, dramaturgy: Pia Brezavšček
Text, acting: Barbara Krajnc Avdić
Choreography: Sinja Ožbolt
Light design: Andrej Reza Petrovčič
Space design and costumes: Irena Pivka
Professional associate: Mila Popović
Text, director: Saška Rakef
Professional associate: Nada Sekulić
Language editing: Tatjana Stanič
Production: ŠKUC Theatre. Co-production: City of Women. In cooperation with Bunker.
2.WALK is a locational multimedia performance taking place on city streets. It is designed as a sound walk, which the spectator takes on a pre-delineated path and follows it by means of a mobile app and headphones. With the help of sound images, imprinted into the location of the delineated path, she or he traverses between fictive and real situations. The performance intertwines narration and sound with space and path, and offers it thoroughly as experience. The sound image was made at the edges of the Ljubljanica River, taped by binaural and studio microphones.
To walk, to hike, to step, to march … to move.When you are walking a safe, known city path, you find it hard to imagine that women in some parts of the world do not walk alone. That individual walking is connected with inappropriate, even illicit, behaviour. At this point, the mechanisms of control for safe walking of female individuals enter the picture, in the form of social regulations, which are, and will be in near future, strengthened by the apparatuses of power, control and capital. It is exactly these apparatuses that, now and here, are tailoring our everyday walking in safe areas. Walking becomes more time-constrained, regulated, precisely determined and directed.
Group, collective walking, as a revolt and conquering of space, is a reflection of political action. What about individual walking? Can walking, as a personal and conscious choice, be the power of an individual? An intervention into the existing social system. Is it radical to walk? Walking as a possible means of resistance, so much more so when time and space are taken by a woman, the woman who has socially and, consequently, self-regulating access to the time to walk.
Text and space: Irena Pivka,
Sound creation: Brane Zorman,
Interpreters: Irena Pivka, Petra Tanko, Igor Velše
Dramaturgic advice: Saška Rakef,
Text review: Suzana Koncut
Translation: Urban Belina
Mobile App: Vasja Progar
Production: CONA. Co-production: City of Women.