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.
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.
WALKING the Aphelion delays and shifts the soundscape within the same location and the same transitioned path. It is focused on the spatial actualization of a place, while enhancing the awareness of the place through auditory experience.
The sound image was recorded with binaural microphones on the evening of July 4 2016, at the moment when the Earth reaches the point known as Aphelion – an extreme point in Earth’s rotation around Sun. The participants, equipped with headphones and a cellphone soundmap app, walk the same path at the same time of day the sound image was made with a time delay. The length of the delay is equal to a quarter of Earth’s rotation – just after autumnal equinox.
In Janury 2017 we will produce soundwalk sequel: WALKING the Perhihelion. It will be recorded at the time when Earth reaches the opposition extreme point on its rotation around the Sun.
These soundwalks will form a pair to cyclic listening on the same spot where binaural recordings were recorded or as a pair on a remote location.
Soundwalks WALKING the Aphelion and WALKING the Perhihelion were recorded in the main city Tivoli Park, Ljubljana in order to research preception of a city park as an urban sonic ecology landscape within different time frames listenings.
HODITI odsončje (Afelij) zamika in premešča zvočno krajino znotraj iste lokacije in iste prehojene poti. Osredotoča se na prostorsko uresničitev kraja, ki ga preko slušne izkušnje na novo ozavesti.
Zvočna slika je bila posneta z binauralnimi mikrofoni, 4. julija 2016 zvečer, ko zemlja prispe na točko imenovano odsončje (Afelij), to je skrajna točka Zemlje na tirnici okoli Sonca. Udeleženec, opremljen s slušalkami in aplikacijo zvočni zemljevid na mobilnem telefonu, obhodi isto pot ob istem dnevnem času nastanka izvorne zvočne slike, a v časovnem zamiku. Dolžina zamika je četrtine zemljine tirnice – malo po jesenskem enakonočju.
V januarju 2017 bomo pripravili HODITI prisončje (Perihelij) in hkrati ponudili v posluh poletni zvočni sprehod. Tako bosta dva zvočna sprehoda namenjena cikličnemu poslušanju: zimski poleti in poletni pozimi.
On 18th July 2016 Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman dedicated their two short early morning sound walks to the #WLD2016 event focusing on Sounds Lost and Found.
We have used binaural in-ear microphones to record sounds at two very different locations in two different states: one was in park Tivoli in Ljubljana, Slovenia while the other was on the island of Molat in Croatia. At both locations we walked between two formerly important social places, located away from the centre, in the park and in a garden.
All objects (starting and ending points of both soundwalks) have been officially closed for a number of years and the facilities have declined. All of them have been closed due to recent historical, political and economical changes. Following the years of closure they have been attempts to revive these locations but it seems that the social interests have shifted in a different direction.
By connecting two locations in two different towns we highlighted the broken paths and connected the locations from our not so distant memories.
directed by: Saška Rakef
dramaturgy and production: Klavdija Zupan
performers: Barbara Krajnc Avdić, Uroš Maček
sound cloud concept: Alenja Pivko Kneževič, Simon Penšek
scenography and costume design: Irena Pivka
lighting design: Janko Oven
Isn’t it amazing how one little self-absorbed creature that must always be the first fed, the first put in dry diapers, the first to be loved, becomes a man who sincerely cares for another man?
Abrasion of Beauty is the story of the collapse of the community. It is the story of the (virtual)-dependency of the struggle for power and the struggle for survival. The story of manipulation. And about that “consciousness and responsibility,” which are born too late. And last but not least, it is a reflection of the human. Human as a basic part of the Community (and its policies). Human as adversarial entity, which is on one hand defined by the need for power, egoism, total supremacy; and on the other by the need for belonging, security, acceptance, and love.
If the law does not regulate terms of the survival, but more or less the power of the players — is in this case, the struggle for power equated with the struggle for survival and justifies any form of coercion, including war and destruction?
coproduction: Cankarjev dom, AGRFT,Društvo Celinka
financial support: Ministry of culture, Municipality of Ljubljana
romantična zgodovinska drama Besedilo in režija: Andrej Rozman Roza Asistent režije in koreograf: Sebastjan Starič Scenografija in ilustracije na videu: Irana Pivka Kostumografija: Andrej Vrhovnik Asistentka scenografije in video: Ana Čigon Avtor sodobne glasbe: Boris Jurjevčič Izbor stare glasbe: Pavel Rakar Oblikovanje luči: Tomaž Štrucl Nastopajo: Nik Škrlec, Urška Taufer, Iztok Drabik Jug, Patrizia Jurinčič, Lovro Finžagar, Stane Tomazin in Andrej Rozman Roza
Produkcija Rozinteater in Cankarjev dom 2015