Cloud Pergola: Ephemeral Garden


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Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality at the Croatian Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 is a collaborative site-specific environment conceived by the pavilion curator, Bruno Juričić, with curatorial advice from Branka Benčić. Cloud Pergola is an installation crossing the boundaries of architecture, art, engineering, robotic fabrication and computational models. The exhibition is structured through the interplay of three interventions, the 3D printed mathematised cloud structure by Alisa Andrašek in collaboration with Bruno Juričić, To Still the Eye by Vlatka Horvat and Ephemeral Garden by Maja Kuzmanović & FoAM.

About Ephemeral Garden

The Ephemeral Garden evokes the sense of convivial gatherings under a pergola. The murmur of conversation, complemented with the sound of animate matter. Growing plants, crackling wood, expanding rocks, crawling insects and the invisible signals emanating from all-pervasive electronic devices. Human and non-human voices intermingle. An ambience that is thick and alive, filled with liminal whispers otherwise unheard. Field recordings and synthetic sounds combine to create a continuously changing atmosphere. Beings come and go, the noise rises and subsides. The garden awakens with daylight, buzzes with activity throughout the day, then quietens at dusk. Its character adapting to the changing of seasons...

The audio is available on soundcloud (to listen) and bandcamp (to purchase).

Recording the Ephemeral Garden

Supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture