Country: SI

Robertina Šebjanič (SI) works in the intersection of art, technology and science. Her work encompasses immersive installations, AV performances, workshops that tackle philosophical questions of our society to the understanding of living systems and their interaction with the environment. Her ideas and concepts are often developed in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary integration. She is a member of Hackteria Network and Theremidi Orchestra. She was awarded an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, nominated for STARTS2016 and for the White Aphroid award. She is part of SHAPE2017 platform. Robertina is an internationally exhibited artist. She has performed / presented / exhibited at solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries, biennials, triennials and festivals: Ars electronica_Linz,  Kosmica_Mexico City, Le Cube_Paris, Art Laboratory Berlin, Piksel_Bergen, Device art_Zagreb & Eastern Bloc_Montreal, Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Gallery Kapelica_Ljubljana …She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (SI),Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts (SI) and the Valand School of Fine Arts (SE).

Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification
audio – visual performance with living system
by Robertina Šebjanič (SI) and Slavko Glamočanin (SI)

The most substantial aims of the Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification project are to explore the phenomena of interspecies communication, sonification of the environment and the acoustic of the space that surrounded’s living creatures. From the preceding it is clear that many sea animals use sound in a variety of ways.

Aquatocene / Subaquatic quest for serenity
Sound installation or a-v performance with vinyls
by Robertina Šebjanič (SI)

»Aquatocene / Subaquatic quest for serenity« investigates the phenomenon of underwater noise pollution created by humankind in the seas and oceans. Over the last few years Robertina has produced a number of recordings using hydrophones. Underwater noise effects a great number of marine life forms who depend on the sub-aquatic sonic environment to survive. The audio compositions of the subaquatic soundscape encourages reflection upon the human impact on the underwater habitat, as well as on establishing or maintaining safe sound environments for animals living in the seas, lakes and rivers.

Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden
interactive generative (chemical) sound installation
collaboration by Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Aleš Hieng – Zergon (SI), Ida Hiršenfelder (SI)

„In crystal we have a pure evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and although in spite of everything we cannot understand the life of crystals – it is still a living being.” (Nikola Tesla, 1900). Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden explores a relationship between hydrothermal chemistry, the passage of time, and sensory systems tracing changes outside of the human scale.

Download press photo here (by Uroš Abram)

Past events

This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.