Dark Drops / Črne Kaplje [slovensko besedilo ⇊⇊]
The Dark Drops are series of works initiated by artist Robertina Šebjanič, that (re)interpret the environment of subterranean caves where time and space defy human perception.
DARK DROPS (LYGOPHILIA)
By Robertina Šebjanič
audio composition, vinyl record, (23 min 2017 / 2018)
Drops that resonate in the darkness of the caves are a condensed representation of a complex and extreme environment that is still full of mystery and special beauty, and where the geological and biological time seems to unfold in different timeframes. The sound of the water dropping in caves has a strong presence: it breaks the silence. Those little transmit information about the living conditions from above and deeply into the cave, being both a source of food for biological life and the construction material for the geological structures. The audio recordings used for the composition are from field recording with hydrphone at Planina Lake and Zelške cave, which is inhabited also by human fish aka proteus aka olm.
*Lygophilia is a series of research-based artworks initiated in 2017 in a wish to explore love (Gr.: philéō) for darkness (Gr.: lúgē) and unknown dwellers in places inhospitable to humans.
**The proteus or olm also known as the proteus or the cave salamander – Proteus anguinus) is a blind amphibian exclusively found in the underwater caveskast area in Slovenia and also in some parts of of southern European (Italy, southwestern Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina)
released January 1, 2017
by Robertina Šebjanič, composition by field recording material recorded during the field trip to Planinska jama (cave) and Zelniške jame in Rakov Škocjan, Slovenia.
Production of the vinyl (limited edition – print on demand): SubAqua / Zavod Sektor 2018
Special thanks: Zavod Projekt Atol, Pixxelpoint festival, Radio Cona
The sound of drops Is resonating inside of glass. This sensuous submersion into the silence, darkness and cold of subterranean caves brings visitors nearer to an environment, which is hostile for humans, but this is a home for specialised organisms, that are able to survive extreme situations.
Drops that resonate in the darkness of the caves, are condensed representation of a complex and extreme environment that is still full of mystery, obscurity and a very special beauty, where the geological and biological time seem to happen in a different time span.
In the caves the sound of the water dropping has a strong presence. It is the sound that is breaking the silence. These little drops are the “information-transfer transactions” getting the info about the living conditions from above the ground to the deepness of the cave. They are also a food source for biological life and the building material for geological structures.
The simultaneous stretching and contracting of time in such conditions is difficult to comprehend, but the trickling of water somehow enables it, and the dripping of drops, echoing in the silence of the caves, implicate at a world that is much larger from ourselves.
sound installation, 2018
With sound of drops resonating in a glass structures The Dark Drops (re)interpret the environment of caves where time and space defy human perception. The sound of drops Is resonating inside of glass. Drops are breaking the silence of this obscured world that is still full of mystery, darkness and a very special beauty, where the geological and biological time seem to happen in a different time span.
Production support: esc medien kunst labor, Sektor Institute 2018
Pre-production: in the context of The Liquid Time Capsule, Pixxelpoint festival 2016
Special thanks: Tea Hvala, Andreea Oarga-Mulec, Miha Colner, Rene Rusjan, Bunker,
Franjo Drole (Karst Research Institute), Jure Pirih, master glassblower Peter Kolobarič.
photo series, diasec photography, 2016
fotografska serija iz Ligofilije, diasec fotografije, 2016
Zvočna instalacija, 2018
Zvok kapelj, ki resonira v steklenih strukturah Črnih kapelj reintrepretira okolje podzemnih jam. Kaplje prekinjajo tišino tega nejasnega sveta, ki je še vedno poln skrivnosti, teme in lepote, kjer se zdi, da se geološki in biološki čas zgodi v drugačnem časovnem obdobju.
Produkcijska podpora: esc medien kunst labor, Zavod Sektor 2018
Pre-production: v kontekstu Tekoče časovne kapsule (The Liquid Time Capsule), Pixxelpoint 2016
Umetnica: Robertina Šebjanič
Steklopihač in konvinsko delo: Peter Kolobarič in Roman
Črne kaplje / o kapljanju
Zvočna kompozicija 2017
Odzvanjajoče kapljice v temi jam, so zgoščen prikaz kompleksnega in ekstremnega okolja, ki je še vedno polno skrivnosti, teme in posebne lepote, kjer se zdi da se geološki in biološka čas odvijata v drugih časovnih okvirjih.
V jamah je zvok, ki prebija tišino, zvok kapljanja. Majhne a vztrajno prisotne kapljice so “prenos informacij”, vsebujejo podatke o življenjskih pogojih, ki iz gozdov, travnikov, polij in mest, pronicajo globoko v jamo in so vir hrane za biološko življenje, kakor tudi gradbeni material za geološke strukture.