#368. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Two new radiopieces, one Worm/Klangendum production by Tisa Neža Herlec and the other one from the Radia.fm network.
1. The prism: to swarm, to fish, to school. By Tisa Neža Herlec.
2. RADADAR: a multimedia digestive circuit.
1. The radio piece “The prism: to swarm, to fish, to school” was recorded at Worm’s sound studio, guided by a semiotic vision:
“A school of fish is swarming in the water. Their movement is rapid, dynamic, consistent, governed by a natural order, flow. Suddenly and silently a fishnet bursts into the water, engulfs a portion of the fish and the human drags them onto the surface. They will die, be gutted and cleaned, sold, bought, consumed, perhaps discarded. The net makes the fish become a part of a system of processing and consumption, a system different from their natural ecosystem they constituted. The net imposes a structure onto their being. The remaining fish recurrently reorganize themselves, schooling forward as if nothing had happened.”
I, Tisa Neža Herlec (1996, Ljubljana) work with my voice, sound-making devices, materials and meaning – performing, writing, making, collaborating, communicating, composing and contemplating. Through metaphors, sensoric hallucinations and haptic experiences I attempt to outline glimpses of the truth, engaging in praxis of flow, sensibility and improvisation. I am fascinated by systems and dynamics between agents. This year, I am finishing my master studies of Experimental publishing at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. I regularly exhibit and perform around Europe.
2. There were many Dada’s. They have inhabited different cities, were named with many names, some were left unknown, others nameless. Borderlessness is written all over Dada’s body. She is not offended and she makes offenses. Directing infinity back to its own beginnings makes Dada capable of recurrently establishing clarity. Crossing and dismantling sense out of borders and limits – we know them as obstacles, as constraints, as objects to walk over, dodge and evade. For its destruction and digestion we need Dada that takes the principle of “kakortedragost” (“asyouplease” – the concept of Dragan Aleksić) to break through the ingrained structures of power.
RADADAR: a multimedia digestive circuit performative installation took place on 17th December 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as an annual event of Radio Student’s open radio (art-theory) investigative platform RADAR (www.radiostudent.si/radar), hosted by Cirkulacija2, a basement echo chamber residing below the city’s main street. Trespassing the hours of the official curfew that the residents of the city must obey, the circuit comes to life. It is being fed by a messy archive of photo slides. Memories from another time are being chewed, consumed, processed, transformed and mutated. Humans along with analog and digital machines intervene into the past. Artefacts are being dragged out of the abyss of oblivion. Their materiality serves as a point of departure, the exit strategy is a creation of an experience for everyone and everything involved. The comment section of the website was being read by a synthetic voice, directly feeding comments into the circuit. The audience intervened and dadaised. The memories were calling for a situated reconfiguration.
Concept was created by Mojca Zupančič and Tisa Neža Herlecin collaboration with Urška Savič, Sašo Puckovski, Luka Seliškar, Anja Hrovatič, Borut Savski, Stefan Doepner, Ana Lorger, Saša Hajzler, Kristina Pranjić and Matej Kavčič. (Arte)facts were given by mommy Annie, daddy Urosh and dear godmother, scenocollages by Matija Drobne – Maco. Tehnical support was provided by Jurij Podgoršek, Linč and the RTVŠ crew. Special thanks to Cirkulacija2, Blaž Božič and Bojan Anđelković!
A homage to the 100 years of the Dada Fair (Berlin, 1920) and to Modri kot.