In the premises of the Arboretum, which houses one of the most representative rosaries in the world, we place roses in a different way: We relocate them from their natural environment to literary, sound and visual illustration and intermedia installation. In doing so, we want to show part of their existence and beauty and connection with humans. Thus, we offer a new perspective with an upgraded experience of extended reality that simultaneously evokes a special experience in the real environment of the botanical park and in the metaphysical world of art. In a spatial audiovisual installation, visitors can experience four stories of selected roses: Damask, as well as the varieties Trubar, Peace and Prešeren.
The exhibition is located in the manor house next to the administration building. It is a 15-minute walk from the parking lot to the exhibition area. There is a road closure at the main access from the highway in Količevo. We recommend a detour past Češenik Castle. Please, follow the recommendations of the NIJZ/NIPH when visiting the exhibition.
The pilot project was created in cooperation with Arboretum Volčji Potok, Pattern City Velenje, Kristijan Korat, ROSA Production and Workers' Home Trbovlje.
KIBLA2LAB is part of the RUK project (2019–2022). RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the human technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.