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Mittwoch, 7.12.2016, 19:00 Uhr Lecture und Konzert
TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC
CUBE Lecture: "Rhythms Of Presence"
Performance: "Surface Studies"
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec will present his artistic research project
Rhythms Of Presence, carried out under the Norwegian Artistic Research
Programme at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2013-2016).
After the talk Sambolec will perform his piece "Surface Studies".
Artistic research project "Rhythms Of Presence" focuses its attention on
the (in)visible manifestations of bodily presence as an acoustical and
Through the process of capturing the rhythms of everyday steps or
listening to an ambiance of a place in order to re-articulate and
displace them in various ways, this project explores the poetic,
aesthetic and philosophical potentialities of the omnipresent
infra-ordinary rhythms of everyday life.
Bringing these rhythms to the fore in the settings of several spatial
installations, hybrid places of intersection between presence and
absence, concrete and abstract, here and somewhere else are established.
"Surface Studies" (2014)
In Surface Studies the live event, the recorded sound and video emerge
as different articulations of the relationship between the performer and
the haptic/tactile qualities of the space and the present bodies.
TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC is working with the invisible ephemeral
phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic
exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal flows like
sound and weather phenomena and architectural and social spaces they
In his installations, he makes architecture sensitive to its immediate
ephemeral surroundings and enhances the temporal dimension of
architecture by creating situations where the outside and inside, the
unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal, time and
His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations,
sound interventions and electro acoustic music.
Born in 1972 (Ljubljana – Slovenia), he received BA - main subject
clarinet - at Trondheim Music Conservatory (Norway), BA in music
composition and MA at Interfaculty Image and Sound – ArtScience, both at
The Royal Conservatory in The Hague - The Netherlands, where he also
followed Sonology course.
His works were shown and performed in various art galleries, museums and
music festivals across Europe. Among others: Kapelica Gallery
-Ljubljana, Public Space With a Roof Gallery (PSWAR) - Amsterdam, Ars
Electronica Festival - Linz - Austria, Museum of Modern Art - Ljubljana,
AV Festival - Newcastle Upon Tyne, SKUC Gallery - Ljubljana, State
Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki - Greece, De Appel -
Amsterdam, Madrid Abierto - Madrid, Musica a Metronom - Barcelona,
Gaudeamus Music Week – Amsterdam, Forum neuer Musik - Köln, festival of
contemporary music Contemporanea 2004 – Udine, CMMAS - Morelia, Mexico,
Moon Life Concept Store, Shanghai, Toonspur - MuseumsQuartier, Vienna ...
He was commissioned pieces by Barton Workshop Ensemble (Amsterdam),
Percussion Group The Hague and Slovenian Cinematheque.
In 1996 he formed together with Tomaz Grom electroacoustic improv duo
TILT, with which he performs live. As improviser he has performed with
Will Guthrie, Alzheimer Trio, Riccardo Massari Spiritini, Gilles Aubry,
Nicolas Field, Sabine Vogel, Dirk Bruinsma, Jonas Kocher, Michel Doneda ...
So far he has released two CDs with duo Tilt.
He is founder of international cycle of sound events, lectures and
workshops Bitshift in Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana, which started in
2001. In 2008 and 2011 he got awarded Startstipendium from The
Netherlands Fundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture -
Mondriaan Fonds. In 2010 his work Virtual Mirror - Rain got awarded
Hybrid Arts Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
Tao is currently research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Arts and
Design (KHiB), within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship
Programme, from 2013 - 2016.
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