Cona Zavod, Ljubljana - online only

7 April 2014
Laurie Anderson

Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast, where radio is the source, subject and medium of the work. She also creates dynamic, atmospheric compositions for theatre, dance, film, and solo performance that are equally able to reflect upon public media culture or to reveal deeply expressive interior landscapes. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 20 countries. Anna holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University, Toronto, and she recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a Wavefarm / free103point9 transmission artist.

Andrej Hrvatin (1974) is a musician and sound-artist from Maribor, Slovenija.
He studied diverse traditional percussion with Slovene percussionist Nino Mureškić and at workshops with Okay Temiz, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, Carlo Rizzo, Jatinder Thakur, Hakim Ludin... As a sound artist, percussionist or woodwind player (clarinet, kaval, ney, fujara) he collaborates with diverse music groups of different styles from world-jazz projects to indie rock, classical, experimental, free improvised, etc. He is also involved in radio production and studio work (, mostly mixing jazz projects by several Slovene artists featuring prominent international guests like Michel Godard, Paul McCandless, Peter Brötzmann, Irene Aiebi, Julian Arguelles, etc. or world music projects featuring musicians from Slovenija and several African countries, Macedonia, Spain, etc. He also produced several radio plays and sound for TV and video projects. His multimedia and performative work started with TRAK47 performance collective that included sound, live painting, video and spoken word. He was artist in residence at Sonic Art in Khoj, New Delhi in 2008.
His current solo project comprises different immersive electro-acoustic performances under the name NIMETU and exploring improvised dance and music as LaMuG-ZI.

BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica  formed as a group in 1996 during studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. With its heterogeneous artistic activity within the broad field of contemporary and traditional artistic practices, it represents itself at important exhibitions, intermedia festivals, symposia and conferences at home as well as on the international scene. BridA’s production is based on painting, graphic arts, video, photography and multimedia installations. Their projects are marked by a constant artistic procedure from the two-dimensional surface in to three-dimensional space, in its work it more exposes the creative process than the final art product and it is occupied with content which refers to the problems of authorship and autonomy of an artwork, or of an artist’s role within contemporary society. Within this, it can link with ease artistic thought with science and the technological achievements. Their opus presents recognized strategies, characteristic of a generation influenced by the fine art paradigms of the new media from the 1990’s. BridA works in Šempas.

Saška Gruden Born in Maribor.  Graduated in 2005 from the sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Since 2006 she is a freelance artist in the field of culture. Between 2003 and 2013 she teaches sculpture at the School of Applied Arts Famul Stuart in Ljubljana. She exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad and is the program and art director of the program Video dinner and Hiperfasada at the Cultural incubator. She is a multidisciplinary artist who uses alternative strategies as mechanisms aimed at the reconstruction of cultural identities in the context of live performances and video installations. Her works draw their inspiration from the concepts of public and private spaces and collective social and cultural histories.

Brane Zorman, composer, newmedia artist, sound man-i-pul-ator, producer, lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He composes electronic, electroacustic, experimental, acousmatic, soundart and radioart works, creates internet and intermedia colaborative projects and performs live. With Irena Pivka he co-founded “CONA Institute for contemporary art processing” that produces radioCona project -  a legal temporary project radio for contemporary art, ZVO.ČI.TI series and publishes artist's books. He releases his works under Creative Commons licences.