Palingenesis of Fluvial dialects in Anthropocene Epoch
2018, Group exhibition, Sajeta music festival, Tolmin, Slovenia
2018, Group exhibition, AU UNG, Gorica, Italija
2018, Group exhibition, Pionirski dom, Ljubljana, Slovenija
2017, Group exhibition, Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenija
2017, Group exhibition, Black Clinic festival, Zagreb, Hrvaška
“Palingenesis of Fluvial Dialects in the Anthropocene” is a kinetic audio-visual installation that employs water as its primary medium, creating a meditative space where visitors can listen to the sound of water purification. Palingenesis refers to the concept of rebirth or transformation, mentioned in various philosophical, theological, political, and biological contexts. The murky water is transformed back to clarity and drinkability. Miha Godec delves into the issues of potable water in both developed and underdeveloped nations. He has even visited countries like Gambia to study simple, cost-effective solutions for creating such water installations. Laren Polič Zdravič, using diverse field recordings and sound samples, crafted a sound composition representing the water purification process.
The installation also aims to raise awareness about the global scarcity of drinkable water and the potential technologies offering survival solutions for the future. It simultaneously provides a glimmer of hope, suggesting that knowledge and science may be our salvation. Yet, it leaves us pondering: will art save the world or merely redeem the souls of the artist and the observer?
Sound: Laren Polič Zdravič
Technology: Arduino microcontroller, pumps, sensors, contact microphones
Production: School of Arts – University of Nova Gorica
Supported by: MFRU, UR institute in Zavod Kersnikova