A visual-poetic reflection and an AI-powered soundscape that tells the story of the (co)existence between river environments and their inhabitants. The project brings us closer to the lives of river flora and fauna, all the while drawing attention to the problematic nature of human control over the aquatic environment. By moving away from an anthropocentric view of the world, the artist reveals a new perspective on the Ljubljanica River and its ecosystem. Throughout history, the Ljubljanica has flowed below and above the surface, yet may remain unaware that these are segments of the same river. People have given different names to each above-ground section of the river. Co_Sonic 1884 km² shows the river’s water body through the prism of its integral whole.
Co_Sonic1884 km² is a document of the current times, in which rivers are becoming powerless due to human interference. It calls on us to build empathy for 'non-human' entities and to adopt strategies for ecological development that extend beyond our generation's existence.
Artist (concept, sound, photography, video editing): Robertina Šebjanič
Photo and video recording on fieldtrip Miha Godec
AI programmation of sound: Moisés Horta Valenzuela
Voices: Róisín Seoighe, Polona Torkar, Zagi Zornada
Sound mastering: Mauricio Valdes, Robertina Šebjanič
Production of audio-video installation: Cukrarna Gallery 2021 / 2022 (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana)
C-production: Zavod Sektor and Studio Aquatocene 2021/2022