Transmittance#2.5, U3-MSUM, Ljubljana, 19.06.2013 foto/photo by: Nada Žgank


Transmittance#2.5 was realized on the 7th triennial of contemporary art at Ljubljana's Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM). In the process and in the performance all the already developed tools for sound, video, streaming, texts and principles for communication and communication were included. The role of the moderator, who connects the performers in the space and the observers/actors on-line, and coordinates the flow of the event, became more important and influential.

Before starting the process, some thematic frame was set for all the included artists and it was related to following texts:

  • "Appropriated from Divinity" (written by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick & Michael Mann), Tendencies (1993), p. 227
  • Passive to-be-looked-at-ness / "The incarnated beauty. Between the painting and the pornography" by Silvia Mei
  • "A virtual desert. Reddish dust and sandstone, a cloudless blue sky. The sun hangs high over a far-away chain of mesas. A black window opens. Close-up of a sleeping face. I wake up and see a face watching me from very nearby." From Liesl Ujvary 
  • Introduction text for 7th triennial of contemporary art U3 - Resilience: In recent years the concept of resilience has grown out of the global trend of developing sustainability in the societies of the global North. In natural sciences or physics, a resilient body is described as flexible, durable, and capable of springing back to its original form and transforming the energy received into its own reconstruction (a good example of this is the sponge). In psychology, resilience refers to the subject's ability to recover their original state relatively quickly after some significant stress or shock and continuing with the processes of self-realization without a major setback. Resilience is more than just the ability to adapt, promoted by the concept of the flexible subject over the past two decades, which was adopted by corporate capitalism and triggered the precarious mass movement of laborers. Resilience encompasses exploring reciprocal dependence and finding one's political and socio-ecological place in a world that is out of balance and creates increasingly disadvantageous living conditions. Rather than trying to find global solutions for some indefinite future or projecting a possible perfect balance, resilient thinking focuses on the diversity of practical solutions for the here and now, and on the cooperation and creativity of everyone involved in a community or society. The 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia gives prominence to practices that can be seen as analogous to the concept of resilience, i.e., community-oriented, site-specific, participatory, performative, architectural, social, civic and other discursive practices exploring new (or revived) community principles, such as the "do-it-together", urban gardening, and co-working, as well as the fundamental social question of how we coexist. Blending work and everyday life forms the basis of new economic, ethical, and production principles that the younger generation of artists uses to transform the role of the creative subject in contemporary Slovenian society.  On the one hand this opens dialogues with biotechnology, critical theory, and political activism, underscoring, on the other hand, the cyclic nature of time by reviving traditional knowledge and techniques. Occurring across many platforms - the exhibition, performative projects, discussions - the triennial also gives the young generations an opportunity to express their potential through addressing urgent local and global socio-political problems and contributing to the debate in and over existing Slovenian cultural policy. (Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez)

The possibilities proposed via menu for the on-line audience:

  • Maja: text (1. honesty, 2. fiction)
  • Maja: action (2x)
  • Maja: sound (1. fiction, 2. textures)
  • Claudia: action (1. Lo-Fi, 2. Hi-Fi, 3. Vertical)
  • Claudia: text (1. Wi-fi, 2. Open-Mic, 3. With Enthusiasm, 4. Tricks)
  • Matija: text (1. larghissimo, 2. adagio, 3. moderato, 4. vivace)
  • Matija: movement (1. larghissimo, 2. adagio, 3. moderato, 4. vivace)
  • Matija: music anonymous
  • Loup: 1. it doesn't matter, 2. don't go there, 3. rather not, 4. true dance, 5. false dance, 6. no one is irreplaceable
  • Nova: sound (1. tutti, 2. soft, 3. no-reverbs, 4. beats)
  • Nova: video (1.PDP, 2. flasher, 3. wolf, 4. metapixelation)
  • Urska: light (80's disco, blue, master's piece, domestic)
  • DeltaNu: shape (1. modernism, 2. post-modernism, 3. hypermodernism)
  • DeltaNu: narrative (1. drama, 2. cartoon, 3. slasher)
  • DeltaNu: atmosphere (1. nostalgia, 2. anxiety 3. fairy-ness)
  • all inclusive: 1. Q&A, 2. fitting in 3. unisono,, 4. recall, 5. ending, 6. family reuniun, 7. video

Transmittance#2.5 chat log



Transmittance is a project proposed by Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič and is avaliable as research, educational and/or performance model including a preparation time and performance event that is streamed on-line. 


Created and performed by: Loup Abramovici, Maja Delak, Claudia Fancello, Matija Ferlin, Janez Janša, Luka Prinčič, Maja Smrekar, Maja Šorli
Programiranje: Jakob Leben
Light design: Urška Vohar
Photography: Nada Žgank 
Executive production by: Saša Rakef 


Produced and organized by: Emanat Institute Ljubljana 
Co-production: Museum of Contemporary art, Gallery Kapelicamalou, Ljubljana 
Financially supported by: Ministry of Culture RS, City Municipality of Ljubljana 

Reviews and media

21.06.2013, El Comercio, Napovednik 
21.06.2013, La Nueva EspanaNapovednik
21.06.2013, RTV SLO, Poletna scena, Anja Čuček


MG+MSUM, 7th triennial of contemporary art, 20.6.-29.9.2013
Ratneek, Utrip

Previous events

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