aqua_forensic 2.0

Journey: Adriatic Garden | aqua_forensic 2.0

Adriatic Garden | aqua_forensic 2.0 connects two places by the Adriatic Sea: Dubrovnik (HR) and Koper (SI) and gives special attention to our commitment to the values of care, compassion, environmental justice, action-taking and cooperation with the Adriatic Sea and its creatures. The project framework is the aqua_forensic, an ongoing art and science research method developed by Robertina Šebjanič (SI) and Gjino Šutić (HR), which sheds light on the presence of invisible anthropogenic chemical pollutants in the water environment.

The Ars Electronica Festival 2020 program Adriatic Garden | aqua_forensic 2.0 focuses on ecological and climatic changes/challenges of the Adriatic Sea. A distributed exhibition program will be presented at Art workshop Lazareti organized by KONTEJNER and UR Institute in Dubrovnik (HR), at City Art Gallery in Ljubljana (SI), at LaBoral in Gijon (SP) and at Ars Electronica festival in Linz (AT).

Citizen science workshops engaging global and local audiences will focus on the topics of water pollution and climate change and will be held at the Youth center /UR Institute in Dubrovnik, Croatia and at PiNA in Koper, Slovenia. The workshop methodology was developed by Gjino Šutić, Robertina Šebjanič and Miha Godec, with the support of UR Institute and PIFcamp.

The Adriatic Garden online platform will enable audiences to immerse themselves in the above or underwater world of the sea through video and the soundscapes of under/above water locations found in the sonic wilderness of the Adriatic. The sound program sonoAdriatic tales is co-curated by Robertina Šebjanič and Manja Ristić.

Art, science and citizen science coalesce within the framework of Adriatic Garden | aqua_forensic 2.0, opening up a wider discussion on our solidarity and empathy with waters beyond human perception.


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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

By Robertina Šebjanič (SI) and Gjino Šutić (HR), UR Institute (HR), PiNA (SI) and Ars Electronica (AT).
In partnership with: IZIS festival (SI); Youth Center Dubrovnik (HR); Art Workshop Lazareti (HR); Kontejner / Touch Me festival 2020 (HR); The City of Dubrovnik – The Administrative Department for Education, Sports, Social Welfare and Civil Society (HR); City Art Gallery Ljubljana (SI); Sektor (SI), Projekt Atol Institute (SI); Marko Vivoda (SI); Manja Ristić (SB); Computer History Museum Society (SI); Polona Torkar (SI); Miha Godec (SI); RUK (SI); KONS (SI); PIFcamp (Sl); LaBoral (SP); Aquarium Pula (HR).