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aktualita ART SPACE ECOLOGY15|10|2018 - 15|10|2018
Black Rose Books, Montreal, Canada

In Art, Space, Ecology, internationally renowned curator and critic John K. Grande interviews twenty major contemporary artists whose works engage with the natural environment. 
Yellow Rose Fragrance Yellow Rose Fragrance


26.03.2019 - 15.06.2019
ART SPACE ECOLOGY ART SPACE ECOLOGY


15.10.2018 - 15.10.2018
Architecture and Senses Architecture and Senses


12.10.2018 - 14.10.2018
THEATRUM MUNDI 2.0 THEATRUM MUNDI 2.0


22.09.2018 - 22.09.2018
OPERA CORCONTICA OPERA CORCONTICA


04.09.2018 - 09.10.2018
PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2018 PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2018


21.06.2018 - 30.09.2018
Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art


01.03.2018 - 28.05.2018
IMAGE / BODY / SOUND IMAGE / BODY / SOUND


27.11.2017 - 27.11.2017
EVERY WANDERING ENDS IN THE BEGINNING EVERY WANDERING ENDS IN THE BEGINNING


13.11.2017 - 13.11.2017
(Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene (Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene


06.11.2017 - 06.11.2017
CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s


11.10.2017 - 13.01.2018
SONIC SOLAR MOUNTAIN SONIC SOLAR MOUNTAIN


26.08.2017 - 26.08.2017
Bohemiae Rosa Bohemiae Rosa


25.08.2017 - 31.08.2017
HOW TO EXPLAIN IMAGES TO AN INVISIBLE INTERSPACE HOW TO EXPLAIN IMAGES TO AN INVISIBLE INTERSPACE


02.08.2017 - 10.08.2017
LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble


24.05.2017 - 27.05.2017
ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH


21.04.2017 - 29.05.2017
LIQUID ROOMS / THE LABYRINTH LIQUID ROOMS / THE LABYRINTH


10.02.2017 - 28.02.2017
LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE


20.12.2016 - 12.02.2017
The Landscape, Art and Photography | Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape The Landscape, Art and Photography | Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape


01.11.2016 - 12.01.2017
Branches | Nature art – variations Branches | Nature art – variations


26.07.2016 - 16.10.2016
AGARA / Hommage à la Peinture AGARA / Hommage à la Peinture


04.04.2016 - 31.05.2016
SPEECH MELODIES SPEECH MELODIES


19.11.2015 - 08.01.2016
SELÉNÉ  / BECOMING A LUNAR FACE TELEPATHICALLY SELÉNÉ / BECOMING A LUNAR FACE TELEPATHICALLY


28.09.2015 - 28.09.2015
FACIALITY FACIALITY


05.09.2015 - 05.09.2015
SOLAR MOUNTAIN SOLAR MOUNTAIN


20.09.2014 - 09.09.9999
MICHALEK / ŠEIN MICHALEK / ŠEIN


27.11.2013 - 12.01.2014
IL SORRISO DEL LEONE IL SORRISO DEL LEONE


01.06.2013 - 24.11.2013
FACIALITY / Space of the Memory and an Immediate Space FACIALITY / Space of the Memory and an Immediate Space


23.10.2012 - 24.10.2012
Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart


20.06.2012 - 16.09.2012
ARCHIVES & CABINETS ARCHIVES & CABINETS


14.06.2012 - 02.09.2012
The Written Face for SU-EN The Written Face for SU-EN


28.01.2012 - 28.01.2012
Finally Together Finally Together


07.09.2011 - 14.10.2011
B/L – Dedicated to Carolus Linnaeus B/L – Dedicated to Carolus Linnaeus


15.06.2010 - 29.08.2010
BEING LANDSCAPE BEING LANDSCAPE


25.03.2010 - 06.06.2010
Gardening Gardening


10.03.2009 - 13.03.2009
Cartusiae Waldiczensis Cartusiae Waldiczensis


29.11.2008 - 01.03.2009
Architecture and Senses
Plasy Monastery

12.10.2018 - 14.10.2018


We assume that understanding the world through hearing – through listening – is as important for experiencing reality, orientation, sense of place and developing a positive relationship to the world and to other people, as is appearance (color scheme, tactile texture, variety), cleanliness, smell, or the composition of air, water or soil.

For generations, people have lived amid nature, that is in an environment which is very rich in sound. Landscape sounds have a broad spectrum of depth and dynamics, ranging from the silent to the loud, from the distant to the near. In the past few centuries, industrialization and, more recently, globalization have changed the world in many ways. The disappearance of many biological species has also impoverished the richness of the sound spectrum, and some of the processes of civilization which we have had to get used to are the standardization, flattening and increase in the volume of noise.

The interrelation of the “natural” and “artificial” noise environments is being studied by a relatively new, interdisciplinary field: acoustic ecology. Acoustic ecology studies the nature and effect of sound on the physical and psychological reactions of people who live in the given environment. A key concept is the so-called “soundscape,” which R. Murray Schafer understands as the relationship of the individual (or of a collective) to the outside acoustic environment. The soundscape includes aggregates of subjective perceptions, emotions which we (both consciously and unconsciously) experience, hear, register, measure or analyze. The soundscape is in a certain sense an objective part of a specific time and place, comprising a community’s shared aural heritage, co-creating its identity and the uniqueness of a place. It is a component in a wider psychological, social, and ecological context.

The shift in perspective is also very important for acoustic ecology: Are we able to understand how sound and noise influence other living beings? What is the character of certain soundscapes in interspecial and environmental contexts? Biophonics is a term used by acoustic ecologist Bernie Kraus, who is both artist and scientist, and who studies the transformations of soundscapes. Biophonics consist in the collective acoustic expression emitted by all organisms in a certain environment and a certain timeframe (including the vocal expressions of humans and other animals). Geophonics, on the other hand, collects the acoustics of, for example, meteorological and geological processes – volcano eruptions, the din of tornadoes and hurricanes, melting glaciers, falling stones, erosion of deserts and the crackle of electromagnetic waves. Stuart Gage’s term anthropophonics denotes those acoustic expressions which are related to humankind. Kraus notes that there exist effects of climate change which can not only be seen or smelt, but also heard.

Anthropophonics is undergoing a steady rise, and biophonics is changing at a global scale. The biotope of the forest, meadow, gardens, steppes, rivers, oceans, connected to the expression of birds and insects, amphibians and mammals is quickly disappearing from both our visual and aural horizons. Biophonics are becoming drowned out by the din of people, or rather by our ever louder machines and devices. Will we manage to adapt to such a fundamental change in our environment and, if yes, who will we then become?

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Milos Sejn: FUNGUS, division of sonic vibrations,1994 

Milos Sejn: A NIGHTINGALE  WITH A FLAT FLIGHT, PATH IN TRANSLATION, 2018


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