Tryday: Reading (as) Bodies (Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec)

Reading (as) Bodies (2020) is an installation by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec. It combines text, sound, custom software, modified wireless speakers & digital positioning system.

Sep 2020
18:00 to 21:00

Reading (as) Bodies is a spatial intervention, responsive sound installation and performative setting emphasizing the notion of written text as a graphic territory and the act of reading as a bodily movement. Using tracing technology and digital sound synthesis, the installation accommodates a situation where visitors bodily inhabit the graphic representation and sonic manifestation of written text simultaneously through the processes of magnification, movement and slowing down. This situation disrupts the practice of reading and unsettles the established relations between body, text, voice, movement, space and hearing, setting the ground for an interpretative community of bodies to emerge. 

Reading (as) Bodies is part of the artistic research project Reading Reading (2017). For the presentation at V2_ Sambolec invited Amsterdam-based ensemble MAZE to inhabit and explore the installation as a performative setting."


➟ This is a walk-in event, no reservation needed! (except between 20:00 - 20:30, see under)
➟ 18.00-21:00 open.
➟ Entrance free/donation 
➟ 20:00 - 20:30 - Public performance with MAZE. Please RSVP (rsvp@v2.nl) if you would like to attend this event.


Software development by Darien Brito with Giuliano Anzani. Project coproduced by Zavod Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, and Zavod Sploh, Ljubljana, with support from V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam. Supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Mondriaan Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, and the City of Ljubljana.

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI/NL) is an Amsterdam-based artist focusing on sound, new media, real-time interaction, and questions of contemporary mediation in relation to the sense of (bodily) presence. His work consists of spatial and sound installations, events and interventions. He earned his PhD in artistic research at the University of Bergen in Norway. His works have been shown internationally at major museums, project spaces and festivals. He is a member of the artistic committees of the puntWG project space in Amsterdam and DNK Amsterdam, a series of experimental contemporary music and sound art events. He is the recipient of a Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Established Artists. www.taogvs.org


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