August, 10

READING STANLEY BROUWN (2015-2016) By Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Book by Stanley Brouwn my steps 12.12.2005 – 1.1.2006, modified metronome, table.
Duration: 21 days

Showing at Lydgalleriet between 14.00 – 18.00 on the following days:
1-4 September, 6 – 9 September and the 12 – 13 September.
Welcome to the opening 31. August from 19.00 – 21.00
Artist talk on the 7th of August at 19.00

The work Reading Stanley Brouwn addresses the theme of everyday walking, measuring, archiving, reading and rhythmic temporality.

By way of reading the artistic book my steps 12.12.2005 – 1.1.2006, the project establishes a relationship with the opus of the conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn (Suriname/Netherlands), whose many works address the (im)measurability and materiality of the distances and their archivisation through the process of counting his one’s own steps.

The project contains three elements — the book my steps 12.12.2005 – 1.1.2006 of the artist Stanley Brouwn, an action of Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, and an installation which repositions the book and the action “in the now” as an unclear and elusive rhythmical instruction, suggestion, norm or support for movement, reflection or listening.

The present work questions the understanding of the written documentation-archive of everyday activity as something tied exclusively to the past, and through the process of re-enactment suggests a reading of the archive as an instruction. This gesture transposes the archive outside the passing of time, giving it rather a double temporal orientation — into the past and simultaneously into the future.
This exhibition is a part of the final presentation of artistic research project Rhythms Of Presence (2013 – ) carried out under the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at Bergen Academy of Art and Design – KHiB in Norway, accomplished in collaboration between the Academy of Art and Design’s own Project Space Rom8, Lydgalleriet and Bergen Public Library.

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI/NL/NO) is an artist and musician working with invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal phenomena like sound, weather and human activities and built environment and social spaces they inhabit. In his installations, he makes architecture sensitive to its immediate ephemeral surroundings and creating situations where the outside and inside, the unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal converse. His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music. Tao is currently research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design (KHiB), within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. He has shown and performed in various museums, project spaces, galleries and festivals internationally.


Development of hardware and software | Mr. Stock Interfaces
Development of software | Slavko Glamočanin
Co-produced by: Sploh Institute, Ljubljana; Projekt Atol Institute, Ljubljana


Reading Stanley Brouwn er en installasjon som undersøker handlinger som å gå, å måle, å arkivere, å lese samt rytmisk temporalitet i hverdagen.

Gjennom en lesning av kunstboken My steps 12.12.2005 – 1.1.2006, etableres et forhold til verk av den konseptuelle kunstneren Stanley Brouwn (NL). Arbeidet hans adresserer ikke-målbarhet og materialitet gjennom å telle egne skritt. Prosjektet inneholder tre elementer: kunstboken My steps 12.12.2005 – 1.1.2006, en handling av Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec sammen med en installasjon som re-posisjonerer boken og handlingen av “nået” som en uklar rytmisk norm eller funksjon for bevegelse, refleksjon og lytting.

Utstillingen er en del av den siste presentasjonen av stipendiatprosjektet Rhythms Of Presence (2013 –) gjennomført ved Kunst- og Designhøgskolen i Bergen i samarbeid med prosjektrommet Rom8, Lydgalleriet og Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek.