Upcoming events


SONICA CLASSICS III: Charlemagne Palestine (US)

The last of this year’s SONICA Classics series presenting artists creating on the crossroad of contemporary classic and electronic music will take place on in St James Parish’s Church with a solo organ concert by...

mckeldin sken

NONUMENT 01: The McKeldin Fountain

The McKeldin Fountain in Baltimore's inner harbor is the first NONUMENT Group live action in collaboration with Lisa Moren and Jaimesom Mayhew. On 4th October NONUMENT Group will transform the Fountain's audio-visual atmosphere and perform...

acc_jk_4 (2)

SWISS MUSIC DAYS 2015: Jonas Kocher (CH) & Irena Tomažin (SI)

Especially formed for the festival Swiss Music Days 2015, this duo of two leading figures of the Swiss and Slovenian experimental music scene promises an unique blend of improvised music. With a certain fair for...

MoTA Radar


Encouraging exchanges and collaborations

On September 16 the MoTA Point hosts an exclusive performance with two prime figures of contemporary Slovene and Swiss experimental music scenes: Irena Tomažin and Jonas Kocher. We talked to Kocher, who is also the...


Hildur Guðnadóttir: Curiosity is my main driving force

We talked to Hildur Guðnadóttir before her upcoming concert on the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana.

Screen shot 2015-08-20 at 4.33.19 PM

Call for applications: SPRINT digital creative residency

Our friends Alphaville Festival have collaborated with Rambert Dance Company and Caper to create Sprint - a digital creative residency for digital artists, creative technologists and designers. Deadline: 10 September 2015.


Past events


Live stream: Hildur Gudnadóttir @SONICA Classics

Don't miss this exclusive open air floating concert on the river by the ethereal Icelandic cello player Hildur Guðnadóttir! The concert will be streamed live from the banks of the scenic Three Bridges on the...


SONICA Classics II Open Air: Hildur Guðnadóttir

The event is in the 31th graphic Biennal of Graphic Arts Opening weekend program. The upcoming special summer edition of SONICA Classics is a collaboration with the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts and powered by...

ss xvii lady boy recs

SONICA SERIES XVII: Lady Boy Records (Iceland): Nicolas Kunysz, Harry Knuckles

Eksperimentalni zvoki na meji med tihim, nežnim ambientom in hrupnejšimi odvodi ter pritajenimi plesnimi pulzi ene bolj varovanih islandskih zvočnih skrivnosti, založbe Lady Boy Records!

Go up

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –
Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms ArtistTalk.eu and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.





Go up

MoTA office / Postal address:
Gosposvetska cesta 12
SI-1000 Ljubljana
VAT: SI70548889
Tel.: +386 59 04 20 60
e-mail: mota.museum@gmail.com

Legal address:
MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art
Rožna dolina, Cesta II/36
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: +386 40 809 809
e-mail: mota.museum@gmail.com

If you are interested in Transitory Art or any of our projects and activities,
do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Follow MoTA:
MoTA at Culture.si

MoTA Team

Go up

Martin Bricelj Baraga

Artistic and program director.

Neja Tomšič

Producer, MoTA Point and
international projects coordinator.

Barbara Tomšič

Funding, administrator, producer.


Luka Zagoričnik

Sonica festival co-curator

Igor Vuk

Technical director,


Blaž Kosovel

Producer, researcher.
website editor.

MoTA Point

Go up

MoTA Point1


MoTA Point – A new space for art and ideas


MoTA Point is primarily devoted to sound, media and visual arts. It is MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art info point, working lab, gallery and social space in the center of Ljubljana. Its unique location on the crossroad of one of Ljubljanas busiest streets gives it a special character with its seven big windows facing the street which are used as a gallery space, while its inside is devoted mostly to live, performative and social actions.


MoTA Point is
– an art gallery focusing on sound, kinetic, light and timebased works
– a space for music and audiovisual events hosting explorative artistic performances
– a space for ideas> artist talks, discussions, round tables, workshops, showcases
– a space for screenings> art and documentary cinema
– a space for research>workshops, laboratory, project development


Gosposvetska cesta 12,
SI-1000 Ljubljana


MoTA Point2




Download MoTA Point 3D presentation and ground plan here




Go up

ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound


ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound and related arts) is a network of independent non-profit organizations worldwide dedicated to advancing sound cultures, music and related arts.


• Alpha-ville – London, Cimatics – Brussels, Communikey – Boulder, CTM Festival – Berlin, CYNETART Festival – Dresden, Decibel Festival – Seattle, Dis-Patch – Belgrade, Dis-Play – Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sonica Festival / MoTA – Ljubljana, Full Pull – Mälmo, FutureEverything – Manchester, Insomnia Festival – Tromsø, ISSUE Project Room – New York City, Les Siestes Electroniques – Toulouse, Maintenant – Rennes, Musikprotokoll – Graz, MUTEK ES – Barcelona, MUTEK – Montréal, MUTEK MX – Mexico City, MUTEK CL – Santiago, MUTEK AR – Buenos Aires, New Forms Festival – Vancouver, NuMusic / NuArt – Stavanger, Recombinant Media Labs – San Francisco, RIAM – Marseille, Rokolectiv – Bucharest, Skanu Mezs – Riga, Sperm – Prague, The Bunker – New York City, TodaysArt – The Hague, Ultrahang – Budapest, Unsound – Krakow, VIA – Pittsburgh


NEMO – The Network of European Museum Organisations

ne_mo trans-white

The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO’s members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe. NEMO ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with information, networking and opportunities for co-operation.


SHAPE – Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe



SHAPE is a network of 16 festivals and organisations active in ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) aiming to support, promote, and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound.

Biennale Némo / ARCADI, CTM Festival / DISK e.V., Cynetart Festival / TMA Hellerau e.V., Festival Maintenant / Association Electroni[K], Insomnia Festival / Association – Tromso, NO, Les Siestes Electroniques / Association Rotation, Meet Factory, MoTA – Museum for Transitory Art, ORF musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst/ ORF, RIAM Festival / Technè, Rokolectiv Festival / Association, Schiev Festival / Black Drop Productions, Skaņu Mežs Festival / Association, TodaysArt Festival / The Generator Foundation, UH Festival / Ultrasound Foundation, Unsound Festival / Fundacja Tone.




Go up


ALIPI – Advancing Light-driven Public Interactions


ALIPI project advances light-driven public interactions of audiences through activities including innovative artistic content creation, residencies for artists, expert and public workshops and conferences as well as results showcases at major European festivals.


Partners: Young Talents (CZ), Stichting GLOW (NL), Torunska Agenda Kulturalna (PL), MoTA (SI)




Artecitya is a Europe-wide project bringing together artists, architects, town planners and citizens to re-create the cities we want to live in. The priority is to stimulate a vigorously innovative approach to the concept of urban life, to study innovative financing measures and to promote means for raising awareness, informing and even training the public to take part in the transformation and improvement of their own districts and neighborhoods.


Partners: Apollonia European art exchanges (FR), ARTos Foundation (CY), Bellastock (FR), CIANT (CZ), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Laznia (PL). MoTA (SI), Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki & ArtBOX (GR)

Green Art Lab Alliance

gala bel

The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) is a partnership between 19 European cultural organisations which aims to explore what environmental sustainability means for the visual arts and design. Together with designers, artists and scientists, the GALA partners investigate the challenges and opportunities that environmental sustainability implies for artists and art institutions. The overall aim is to share knowledge and raise awareness amongst artists, citizens and policy makers.


GALA co-organizers: Julie’s Bicycle, DutchCulture|TransArtists Desk, GlasgowLife, Jan van Eyck Academie, Swedish Exhibition Agency/Riksutstallningar, TippingPoint, Polinaria, Translocal Institute, On the Move, MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, Creative Carbon Scotland



Media partners

Go up


tiny-mix-tapes-logo-3200 copy

ResonanceFM LOGO 300dpi black copy copy


tQ_MASTER EDIT-belo copy



Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news

You have Successfully Subscribed!