In 2016, Sound Art Incubator counts its fourth edition dedicated to the production and presentation of artworks by young and emerging artists and students from Croatia, and recently also from the region. The project was initiated as part of the sound art programme of Zagreb’s Mochvara Gallery. It motivates authors to experiment and do research in sound and it gives the audience an insight into their fresh ideas and projects. Each year it starts with an open call and ends with a group exhibition and performances presented at Pogon Jedinstvo.
This year the artists tell stories from their personal lives and lives of certain cities: Jasmina Jakopanec uses sound to bring the audiences on a journey to Rijeka, and sound compositions by Barbara Miše illustrate processes of memory and remembrance. Adam Semijalac and Jasna Jasna Žmak made research into the phenomena of tinnitus – the buzzing sound we hear in our heads, while Dominik Grdić and Michel Mesarić experiment with the documentary aspect of sound and vibrations. Stanislav Drča deals with perception and the physics of waves, Mladen Tomić with our urge to play and Petar Jerčić with the influence of repetitiveness and learned patterns on our experience of sound.
Seven artworks and nine authors from Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Belgrade; two interactive installations, four sound installations and one sound performance ̶ Mochvara Gallery will again demonstrate the huge potential of young artists in their engagement with sound as an artistic media.
organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
curators of Mochvara Gallery: KONTEJNER | Ena Hodžić & Tereza Teklić
technical team: Andrija Santro & Hrvoje Horvat
media partners: H-alter, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Kultura Nova Foundation