KIBLIX 2019 OR poiesis: Spell of Silence

OR poiesis: Spell of Silence
KISETSU Quarry – live sound performance
MMC KIBLA, Friday, 6 December, 2019, at 8 pm

In her live sound performance Spell of Silence (2019), OR poiesis wraps herself into the virtuality of stone silence, elevating emptiness out of anemia. Through touch, through breath, she wakes up the stone for the deafened body.

Spell of Silence is a performative art work of the project KISETSU Quarry, which the artist developed as an 8-channel sound installation for Steklenik Gallery (September–November 2019) and a stone instrument. She will include the stone instrument in her performance Spell of Silence.

For KISETSU Quarry, the artist wrote: "A person might live with the belief that advanced technology induces life without meaning and out of sync with the cosmos, but our bodies demonstrate that this is certainly not the case. The sensual, material and discernible link with the world shifts us to the deep border of cognition. For several years, I have been engaged in an acoustic and poetic study of an abandoned quarry. At the core of the sound composition, we find stone, silence, the poetics of space and the acoustics of a certain place in an expanded, cyclical time, spanning several years. The echo of the stone garden is unburdened with the pace of change that could be forced by the need for monetization. Precisely stone connects the human with the ancient, authentic, cosmic elements of the world. The intent is to amplify the vibrational qualities of the stone, transfer them into the human hearing range and integrate them as an interactive sound-frequency field that resonates with a listener’s body and consciousness. I am interested in the behaviour of different material and biomorphic fields as well as their interference."
Translation: Urban Belina, Zavod Cona

Image: OR poiesis: Spell of Silence
Photo collage by Dino Schreilechner and Petra Kapš

OR poiesis is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, sound perception and poetic performance. She expands the word into the sonorous spheres of time-space poetry. Besides all of the digital dimensions, her central interest is the physical presence of the body. In the broad oeuvre of her artistic practice, OR poiesis explores the modalities of silences and the potentialities that are offered by silent, frequently exploited environments to listen to subtle acoustic qualities of substances and the voice. In the past years, she has significantly contributed to the development of interactive, sound and performative art practices. Her sound works document solitudes.

Production Spell of Silence: Petra Kapš with financial support by the Municipality of Maribor
Co-production: ACE KIBLA
Production of the KISETSU Quarry project: CONA | institute for contemporary arts processing, for venue: Steklenik, gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art

Festival of Arts and Technology
4–6 December, 2019
MMC KIBLA, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor, Slovenia

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