Outlines / Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Oct 2017  

CD launch and site-specific sound performance
by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 20:00h

CD Outlines is a version of an ongoing performative sound project Outline by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, started in 2010, and one of its variations, a sound installation Caressing the Studio (2012). Both projects are based on the underlying principle of using a recording device as a sound producing source in order to investigate how touch, presence, nearness, movement, tactility and materiality manifest in and through sound and conversely, how through the activity of listening to recorded or mediated sound these same sensations can be evoked and experienced. By exploring sonic horizons that appear as a consequence of tactile contact between the performer and the interior of a place, an immeasurable and transient spatiality comes into being consisting of trajectories, volumes, speeds and densities. As such, this sonic manifestation outlines the material edges of a place as well as its negative double – the empty volume it contains.

For the occasion of the CD launch at Errant Sound Project Space, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec will perform site-specific sound performance Outline.

“Only the partition makes noise. As it moves forward and creates two inverted silences, it taps out a rhythm, it whistles or moans. (…) [A] sort of rubbing together of spaces at the vanishing points of their frontier. These junctions have no place. They indicate themselves by passing cries and momentary noises. These frontiers are illegible; they can only be heard as a single stream of sounds, so continuous is the tearing off that annihilates the points through which it passes.” Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

The CD is published by Errant Bodies Records, and available at Les presses du réel.

TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC is working with the invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal flows like sound and weather phenomena and architectural and social spaces they inhabit. In his installations, he makes architecture sensitive to its immediate ephemeral surroundings and enhances the temporal dimension of architecture by creating situations where the outside and inside, the unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal, time and space converse. His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music.
He has shown and performed in various museums, project spaces and festivals, amongst others in Kapelica Gallery – Ljubljana, Ars Electronica Festival – Linz, AV Festival – Newcastle, Museum of Modern Art – Ljubljana, MSUM – Ljubljana,ŠKUC Gallery – Ljubljana, Madrid Abierto – Madrid, Errant Bodies Project Space – Berlin, Gwangju Museum of Art – South Korea, Sonic Acts Festival – Amsterdam, Research Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale, among others.