SHAPE platform announced its 2020 list of artists and it’s bringing you a fresh roster of 48 need-to-hear and see Europe-based artists, selected by the platform’s festivals, including SONICA festival. Once again placing a number of sound artists alongside audiovisual and media art projects and musical acts that range from club music to free improvisation and spatial music.

SONICA / MOTA – Museum of Transitory Art’s selected artists for 2020 are:

Širom (SI) – an acoustic avant-garde folk band

Širom: Photo: Jana Jocif

The intertwining of diverse musical approaches and tools, histories of sounds and unbridled musical imagination and craftsmanship is the expansive guiding principle of the Širom trio. The end result is grounded yet still mystical minimalism. Širom’s music is contemplative but can get harder when necessary, it is closer to being a band- than chamber-like, to being street as opposed to urban in nature.


Svetlana Maraš (RS) – a radiophonic and computer music composer, installation and sound artist

Svetlana Maraš. Photo: Branko Starčević

Svetlana Maraša is a composer and sound artist from Serbia who works at the intersection of experimental music, sound art and new media.
She has been musically educated from an early age, was awarded Vitomir Bogić prize for the best young radiophonic composer, and presented her work internationally, including CTM Festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz) and House of Electronic Arts (Basel).


Kӣr (RS) – solo production pseudonym of Bane Jovančević, resident live artist and program manager of club Drugstore Beograd

Kӣr. Photo: artists archive

kӣr is the solo production epithet of Bane Jovančević, resident live artist and program manager of club Drugstore Beograd.  By combining traditional and experimental influences in electro-acoustic music, Kӣr creates the sound in which drone-navigated post-industrial logos transgresses into the tribal mythos, in search of the traces of the future.


Shape platform 2020 list of artists:
Afrodeutsche (UK/DE/GH)
Aloïs Yang (FR/DE)
Animistic Beliefs (NL)
Aquarian (DE)
Ben Bertrand (BE)
c/a (cslasha) (UK)
Cam Deas (UK)
Celine Gillain (BE)
Clara de Asis (ES/FR)
Dekj/Hugo Esquinca (MX/DE)
Dorota (HU)
Elina Waage Mikalsen (NO)
Elvin Brandhi (UK)
Farida Amadou with Steve Noble (BE/UK)
Fausto Mercier (HU)
Frédéric Gies (SE)
Jay Glass Dubs (GR)
KӣR (RS)
Lawrence Lek (UK)
Lyra Valenza (DK) (with VJ Camille Doussy)
Lyzza (NL)
Marta De Pascalis (IT/DE)
Moesha 13 (FR)
Object Blue (UK)
Oktober Lieber (FR)
Oli XL (SE)
Oliver Torr(CZ)
Peter Kutin (AT)
Piezo (IT)
Poly Chain (UA)
Rian Treanor (UK)
Richard Eigner (AT)
Rojin Sharafi (AT/IR)
Rrill Bell aka The Preterite (DE/US)
Sacrifice Seul (FR)
Schacke (DK)
Simina Oprescu (RO)
Širom (SI)
Stellar Om Source (NL)
Svetlana Maraš (RS)
Tadleeh (IT)
upsammy (NL)
Virgen María (ES)
xin (DE)
Yann Gourdon (FR)


SHAPE Platform is co-financed by Creative Europe.


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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 and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.