B PETRIFIED, Tidal Love — OR poiesis at Sound Gallery Igloo, Jihlava
Sound Gallery IGLOO
Komenský Street No. 10 Jihlava
Curated by: Miloš Vojtěchovský
The prophecy for the future is hidden in the substance - we need to listen, dwell deep inside in order to understand, to predict. Seemingly deaf darkness of the substance is potent with knowing.
The inspiration for the work is an enigmatic, radically poetic place — a fascinating modular stone configuration in the Pohorje primeval forest in Slovenia. Intimate cosmic dialogue evolves through several visits and blossomed in-between bodies ∞ spirits: space, atmosphere, river, stones, trees, ants, shadows, light, and a woman.
Strange other(s) connects through performative engagement. Motionless stone beings with their eternal insistence on a single pose emanate a tidal field, gently and persistently attracting moving life forms. Camera (sound, video, photo) records subtle oscillations between different entities through their performative cohabitation. Artistic practice is based on durational performance with an emphasis on the descending ∞ expanding perception field. Through extreme sensual receptiveness developing an awareness of presence.
B PETRIFIED, Tidal Love offers an immersion into the process of attunement. Sonically it invites into the intermediate (sub)sonic substrate of minerals and fluids. Performative location: Pohorje primeval forest, river Lobnica, Šumik waterfall.
OR poiesis alias Petra Kapš (1975 in Slovenia) is a sound artist and poet, she lives in Maribor. She combines the art of sound, radio, chrono-spatial poetry, poetic performance, text and reflection. In addition to sound ephemerality, she also focuses on corporeality. Her main means of expression is a word extended to the field of sonic poetry. She is interested in auditory memory and deep, physical time. By using (a)synchronous presence in the digital sphere she opens up the concept of intimate radio. She also works with the emptiness of the Internet listener's hearing. Her sounds / radio / books and works are localized moments of solitude.