Aurelia 1 + Hz/proto viva sonification

THU September 8-MON September 12, 2016, 10 AM-7:30 PM,
Presentations: THU September 8- MON September 12, 2016, 4:30 PM-5 PM
Credit: Miha Fras (archive Gallery Kapelica)

Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Slavko Glamočanin (SI)

Aurelia 1 + Hz / Proto viva Sonification is an interactive performance that explores the phenomena of interspecies communication, sonification of the environment, and underwater acoustic/bioacoustics, using jellyfish. Jellyfish are one of the rare organisms that seem perfectly suited for the Anthropocene era. The current 6th Mass Extinction may not apply to them, in fact, their numbers are growing. It is not established (yet) how they communicate. Do they feel vibration? Aurelia aurita’s gravity receptors (calcium crystals) are the same as in the human inner ear. The performance features live transmitted sound, generated by Aurelia aurita (also known as moon jellyfish). Sound loops containing recordings of the jellyfish and sonic experiments generated from pre-recorded jellyfish blooms out at sea are mixed into a new soundscape score, which is assembled into an immersive, sonic and visual experience. The artists consider the exploration of interspecies communication to be crucial for our developing a better understanding of the earth’s environment and restoring a deeper relationship between all forms of life.

Special thanks to Aquarium in Pula and Zoovienna – Aquarium!