Boštjan Drinovec was born on 14 May, 1973, in Ljubljana. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) in Ljubljana; he graduated in 1998 and received his Master’s degree in 2001. Since 2008, he has been lecturing at the ALUO in Ljubljana. He is one of the creators of Metelkova City in Ljubljana. He has had several solo shows and has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 25th São Paulo Art Biennial in Brazil, the Williamsburg Art & Historical Centre in New York, and Manifesta III at the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija) in Ljubljana. He has authored several public monuments, including the Edvard Kocbek memorial in the Tivoli City Part in Ljubljana. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
Primož Oberžan was born in 1973 in Laško. He graduated in philosophy and sociology of culture at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Since 2005, he has been working as freelance artist in the field of music and sound exploration. At the end of the 1980s, he was the drummer in the punk rock group It’s Not 4 Sale. In 1997, he co-founded The Stroj collective, of which he is still in charge. As a musician and performer, he collaborates with numerous artists. He has co-created eight music editions, several innovative music instruments and sound sculptures. In collaboration with Boštjan Drinovec, he created several sound sculptures, including the Wind Harp (Vetrna harfa), Zvonka and the Sonic Cloud (Sonični oblak), installed in Metelkova City and in Ravne na Koroškem. Since 1991, he has been living and working in Ljubljana.
BOŠTJAN DRINOVEC, PRIMOŽ OBERŽAN
Sonični oblak / Sonic Cloud
Forma viva 2008
nerjaveče jeklo/ stainless steel
250 x 280 x 800 cm
Podjetje Sistemska tehnika, Ravne / Sistemska tehnika Firm, Ravne
Sculptor Boštjan Drinovec and musician Primož Oberžan unite visual and musical artistic messages in an interdisciplinary project. The interactive sculpture of monumental dimensions on tower-like pedestal combines spiral forms with pinwheels, strings and other acoustic mechanisms. Like an ordinary musical instrument, the ‘sonic cloud’ produces sound by means of wind with the assistance of human touch.