Connective, interactive sound installation


Mentor: Staš Vrenko
15 – 16 November 2017, 10 a. m. – 5 p. m.


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Limited number of participants (8 to 12).


Connective is an interactive sound installation of six electrical instruments / modular synthesizers designed for production, processing and emission of sound. Each individual modular synthesizer is composed of ten multi-functional modules, including a receiver, a transmitter, a sampler and a keyboard. Modular synthesizers feature a hybrid design that enables and combines usage of analogue and digital technique of sound synthesis. Electrical instruments, made specifically for this project, enable performers to manipulate and re-emit sound captured through radio receivers.

Connective captures the radio frequency spectrum as its source of sound and thus material for further sound processing. It simultaneously treats it as a source of data which affects the functioning of modular synthesizer's individual components. Connective joins its participants into an interferential situation, dependent upon relations between different sound structures created, in turn, by individual participant's modulation of radio input, responsiveness to other performers and selection of transmission frequency.

With open procedures of material and media transformation, the participatory event Connective comments on its relation towards commercial culture program and commodification of public goods through deconstruction of the privileged discourse. In this way it creates dissensus through a new frequency space, within which various signals flow into a temporarily integrated sound-spatial corporeality-circuit. Connective is a system providing a cooperative basis for the scrutiny of existing collective and individual relationships within social communication systems, for creation of temporary communities and exploration of possible transmission technology transformation.


Staš Vrenko (1991) born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where he is continuing his master studies at the Sculpture Department. His interdisciplinary artistic practice combines exploration of various artistic fields with process orientated research, uncovering many different technological and medium- related specifics of the material he is working with, while focusing on innovative and original approaches in various aspects of sound, sound design, field recording, kineticism and segments of performative arts.


Project RISK CHANGE (2016–2020) is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
The project is also supported by the Municipality of Maribor and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
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