Agnes Momirski: siXren (verbum medicinae)
Friday, 21 February at 6pm
MGLC Švicarija, Ljubljana
siXren (verbum medicinae) project is inspired by models of ancient healing rhetorics. The work explores the psychoacoustic effects of ancient verbal and sound formulas used in healing ceremonies, and abstracts and reapplies them into the matrix of contemporary sounds. Sonically and visually, we enter the liminal space between Earths rhythm and noise music, between digital and animate, pre-modern and hyper-modern.
Ancient linguistic / sound patterns were considered as healing transformative and medicinal agents, and as the missing link between man and nature. Practices such as ancient Greek rhetorics, word magic, ritual poetry, as well as contemporary cognitive science and wellbeing methods, utilize the primordial power of utterance, rhythm, and sound to affect our animal senses, and consequently our body biology, brain chemistry, sensory and cognitive clarity.
Ancient knowledge of verbal formulas serves to establish a new relationship with nature in the coming era of posthumanity, and informs the current sonic imaginary in our techno-ecology with poetic and healing sensibility.
siXren (verbum medicinae) is made in collaboration with beepblip (sound) and Brina Vidic (visual and costume design), curated by Miha Colner, video DOP Rajko Bizjak.