CO_SONIC 38,144 km² || Official Selection – TRIBECA Immersive 2024 || spatialized in 4DSOUND with MONOM

CO_SONIC 38,144 km²*

Official Selection – TRIBECA Immersive 2024 || World Premiere
CO_SONIC 38,144 km² by Robertina Šebjanič
CO_SONIC 38,144 km² by Robertina Šebjanič

In CO_SONIC 38,144 km², a poetic reflection and AI-powered sound landscape, artist Robertina Šebjanič explores the story of coexistence of species and lifeforms through an observation of a river as one entity. The 4DSOUND adaptation for Tribeca Festival integrates the sounds of the Hudson River and bustling New York streets, blending them with the sonic presence of the more-than-human voices of natural and AI-generated entities from the Ljubljanica River, and the Atlantic Ocean.

This bespoke sonic installation brings us closer to the river’s flora and fauna, while drawing attention to the problematic nature of human control over aquatic environments. Rivers are dynamic bodies of water in permanent flux, constantly reshaping their beds, but due to human intervention only one-third of the world’s rivers are still free-floated. 

CO_SONIC 38,144 km² challenges the anthropocentric view of natural environments by utilizing AI to synthesize the lifeworlds of various creatures sharing the same ecosystem. One of the project’s main features is an attempt to consider the river from the perspective of its animal residents, and imagine it through the experience of its inhabitants. The project calls to build empathy for ‘more-than-human’ entities and to adopt strategies for ecological (co)development for a future when humans will be long gone.

CO_SONIC 38,144 km²  spatialized in 4DSOUND with MONOM

Artist: Robertina Šebjanič

Spatial sound producer: William Russell

Spatial sound engineer: Shehryar Ahmad

Audio, photo and video recording on the field at Ljubljanica River: Robertina Šebjanič

Photo and video recording on the field at Ljubljanica River: Miha Godec 

A.I. programming of audio: Moisés Horta Valenzuela

Sound mastering: Mauricio Valdes

Voice: Polona Torkar, Zagi Zornada

Commission/production: Cukrarna Gallery 2021 / 2022 

Co-production: Sektor Institute, Studio Aquatocene Institute

Curators of the commission by TRIBECA IMMERSIVE 2024:  Ana Brzezińska & Casey Baltes

Special thanks to 38,144 km² of the rivers, streams and lakes:  

36,260 km² of Hudson River, Lake Tear 

1884 km² of Trbuhovica, Obrh, Stržen, Cerknica Lake, Rak, Pivka, Unica, Ljubljanica River

CO_SONIC 38,144 km² is a new, updated variation of the work CO_SONIC 1884 km², created especially for Tribeca Immersive 2024.

more: https://tribecafilm.com/festival/immersive

more: https://robertina.net/co-sonic-1884-km2-so-zvocje-1884-km2/

CO_SONIC 38,144 km² by Robertina Šebjanič
CO_SONIC 38,144 km² by Robertina Šebjanič
CO_SONIC 38,144 km² by Robertina Šebjanič
CO_SONIC 38,144 km² by Robertina Šebjanič