Fluvial dialects


2023, Group exhibition, Theme exhibition, ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria


Fluvial Dialects is a series of three kinetic sound installations – Palingenesis, Con·d/s·ense, D•still – that use water as its central medium to create a meditative space where visitors can listen to the sound of water being purified, condensed and distilled. All three installations were the first time exhibited together at Ars Electronica 2023.

Fluvial dialects aim to raise awareness about global water scarcity and speculate on potential technologies that offer hope for a better future. Godec places subtle natural sounds within the context of new media art and water environmentalism, while he attempts to transcend the viewer to a higher level of awareness. 

Fluvial dialects Miha Godec Ars Electronica 2023
Fluvial dialects Miha Godec Ars Electronica 2023

Year: 2023

Technical and development support: David Drolc, Laren Polič Zdravič, Matic Potočnik, Simon Streljaj

Consultants: Robertina Šebjanič, Rene Rusjan

Technology: sensors, microcontrollers, pure data, glass, laboratory equipment

Production: Artevida

Supported by: School of Arts University of Nova Gorica, Ministry of Culture Slovenia,
Municipality of Ljubljana

Special thanks: Rea Vogrinčič, The Projekt Atol Institute, PiNA, Zavod Kersnikova, BioTehna, Vivarium, Osmo/za, UR Institute, Interactive Technology Institute MITI, MAST