EXHIBITION | Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec | Reading Stanley Brouwn
05 November 2015 — 06 December 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM, Ground Floor

Opening | 5 November 2015 at 6 p.m.


Reading Stanley Brouwn by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec addresses the themes of everyday walking, measuring, archiving, reading and rhythmic temporality. Through the reading of the artist’s book my steps 12. 12. 2005 – 1. 1. 2006, the work establishes a relation to the oeuvre of conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn’s (Surinam/The Netherlands), whose numerous works deal with topics such as (im)measurability and materiality of distances and their archiving through the process of counting his own steps. The project comprises three elements – Stanley Brouwn’s book my steps 12. 12. 2005 – 1. 1. 2006, an invisible action by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, and an installation that puts the book and the action again “in the now” as an unclear and mysterious rhythmic instruction, suggestion, norm or support for movement, reflection, or listening.


Reading Stanley Brouwn is part of a long-term artistic research project Rhythms of Presence (2013-2016) in the framework of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.


Development of hardware and software | Mr. Stock Interfaces

Development of software | Slavko Glamočanin

Co-production | Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB)

Production | Sploh Institute, Ljubljana; Projekt Atol Institute, Ljubljana


Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI/NL/NO) is an artist and musician working with invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal phenomena like sound, weather, and human activities, and the built environment and social spaces they inhabit. In his installations, the artist makes architecture sensitive to its immediate ephemeral surroundings and enhances the temporal dimension of architecture by creating situations where the outside and the inside, the unpredictable and the constructed, the permanent and the temporal converse. His works include interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electroacoustic music. Vrhovec Sambolec is currently a research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design (KHiB), within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. He has shown and performed at the Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana, Ars Electronica Festival - Linz, AV Festival - Newcastle, Museum of Modern Art  Ljubljana, MSUM - Ljubljana, Madrid Abierto - Madrid, Sonic Acts Festival- Amsterdam and PSWAR - Amsterdam, among others.


The exhibition is a part of Sound Disobedience: Music Risk-taking Tested festival.

Sound Disobedience provides a setting for practicing, and developing one’s potential for, improvisation. Improvised music needs to be performed regularly. At festivals, concerts, in private, in groups, solo, and especially in new situations, as one's musical experience and expectations are being put to the test. Sound Disobedience is a space for exchange, where by way of concerts, workshops, lectures, and other forms different borderline musical practices can interact with each other. Sound Disobedience is coproduced with Španski borci. Its first edition was in 2012.


Project suported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and City of Ljubljana - MOL.

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