Sonica x Digital Dish: Yuri Landman

07.10.2016 - MoTALab

We’re announcing a last minute presentation / workshop by the last year’s Sonica and Ljudmila artist in residence Yuri Landman. During his resiadency, he not only led three workshops (we built Malevich’s strings, the Hacked...

Tim Hecker: Love Streams & Christian Kroupa

27.09.2016 - KinoSiska

Tim Hecker returns to SONICA within his Love Streams tour! Christian Kroupa will open the night with a preview of his upcoming release at ASONIC.

SONICA pre-event: Takami Nakamoto & Sebastien Benoits: REFLECTIONS

10.09.2016 - KrizevniskaCerkev

A parisian duo that embraces the idea of Bauhaus of the future. Highly innovative work with sound / light / structures brings a powerful electrified performance to the scenic Krizevniska church!

Sonica Festival 2016: First confirmed artists


We’re happy to announce our first confirmed artists for this year’s Sonica Festival, which will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2016 in Ljubljana! The 2016 edition, titled SONIC.ARCHITECTURES, will be dedicated to...


20.08.2016 - MoTA

SONICA festival is looking for proposals for sound and light interventions onto one of Ljubljana's hidden modernist architectural buildings!

Fennesz + Giuseppe la Spada / Bowrain / Sculpture

17.06.2016 - KinoSiska

Kino Šiška and SONICA present a summery audio-visual triplet: BOWRAIN presenting his unique blend of minimalist jazz electronica together with Mario Babojelić and Robert Nitschke. FENNESZ – a poetic master of ambient electronica and guitar...

Sonica Classics V: Jozef van Wissem


Sonica Classics continues in May with a concert of the Dutch composer and lute player Jozef van Wissem, currently on tour following the release of his new studio album When shall this bright day begin....

Sonica Classics IV: Masayoshi Fujita & Najoua

04.05.2016 - KinoSiska

SONICA CLASSICS IV: MASAYOSHI FUJITA (JP) After Lubomyr Melnyk, Piano Days and Nonkeen, Kino Šiška is hosting another Erased Tapes artist in May. Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita creates deep sonic landscapes that convey imagery and...

Adam Basanta

07.03.2016 - MoTAPoint

The last month at the MoTA Point will be marked by tapes. On 7 March, the Canadian sound artist Adam Basanta will present his work Message Past Future, as well as a new work created...

(Slovenščina) Sonica Series XVIII: Valerio Tricoli

11.03.2016 - MoTAPoint

(Slovenščina) Z Valerijem Tricolijem otvarjamo novo koncertno sezono Serije Sonica v produkciji MoTe. Koncert je zadnja priložnost, da subtilnim šumenjem in gradacijam hrupa mojstrov elektroaksutične glasbe prisluhnete pod oboki prostora MoTA Point.

(Slovenščina) Confine aperto: Tomoko Souvage

10.12.0205 - MoTAPoint

Confine aperto gostuje v MoTa Pointu s koncertom TOMOKO SOUVAGE. Njen inštrument so posode iz porcelana, napolnjene z vodo in ojačane s podvodnimi mikrofoni. Muzicira z različnimi oblikami vode - kapljicami, valovi in mehurčki, ki...

Workshops in the MOONOLITH Lab

Would you like to learn how to draw with light, observe the Moon with a telescope, learn about the architecture of the Republic Square or find out what astroacoustics is? Join us at the MOTO project...

Moonolith – A Monument to the Moon and Stars

03.12.2015 - TrgRepublike

MOONOLITH is a new open air sound and light reactive monument in Ljubljana. MOONOLITH is a reflection of the sky – its surface visualizes Moon phases and star constellations. It reacts to visitors with subtle...

We’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary!

26.11.2015 - MoTAPoint

V četrtek, 26. novembra praznujemo poseben dan. Dan, ko smo prvič odprli vrata MoTA Pointa, prostora za umetnost in ideje v Ljubljani.

SONICA Festival

03.11.2015 - Ljubljana

This year's SONICA festival, in the search of transitory embodiment of diverse media of artistic performances, follows the lines of opening, linking and division. The uncaptured nature of sound as the main point of transitoriness...

ZIMOUN: 41 ventilators, 90m2 polyethyleen foil 0.006mm

15.10.2015 - MoTAPoint

ZIMOUN returns with a special installation created especially for the MoTA Point.

NONUMENT 01: The McKeldin Fountain

04.10.2015 - Baltimore

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...

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

16.09.2015 - MoTAPoint

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...

Live stream: Hildur Gudnadóttir @SONICA Classics

29.08.2015 - online

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

29.08.2015 - Splav-na-Ljubljanici

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...

SONICA CLASSICS III: Charlemagne Palestine (US)

25.09.2015 - CerkevsvJakoba

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...

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

15.08.2015 - Pritlije

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!

Ghostwriter Project

09.07.2015 - MoTAPoint

Join us for the final exhibition this summer: on 9 July at 9 pm comes the Ghostwriter project – an exhibition to be seen in the dark, featuring 32 artists, curated in collaboration with the...

We are the Museum of the Night! (Nuit Blanche at MoTA)

20.06.2015 - MoTAPoint

6 pm ArtistTalk presents: ANDREA CENTAZZO in conversation with Luka Zagoričnik The legendary Italo-American master of percussion and orchestral gongs Andrea Centazzo, who will perform the world premiere of hist latest multimedia project Lost Mandala...

CLARK open air LIVE!

19.06.2015 - Kongresni-trg-Ljubljana

CLARK (WARP, UK) – the new audiovisual show LIVE! BLAŽ + SIMON (SI) OKNAI (DE, SI) FREE ENTRY! Kino Šiška and SONICA are joining the opening of Ljubljana summer festivals season with an open-air audiovisual explosion!

Graphite synthesizer

31.05.2015 - MoTAPoint

Graphite instruments DIY making workshop. Kids will get acquainted with electronics basics and examples of visual representation of sound. Presentation will by followed by the making of their own synthesizer from graphite, when an everyday...

SONICA Series XVI: Helios & Hess

21.05.2015 - MoTAPoint

Lump, the new project of Helios & Hess, is about customs and Swiss history through two traditional terms – Reisläufer (Swiss Mercenaries) and Alpsegen (Alp Blessing).The two musicians work exclusively with analogue equipment and field-recordings.

Svetlana Maraš: Where is my sound art?

07.05.2015 - MoTAPoint

The last two days of Red Min(e)d Living Archive events at the MoTA Point will focus on sound through the topic FREQUENCIES AND WAVES AS COMMUNICATION. The Belgrade sound artist Svetlana Maraš will present her...

Living Archive as the Feminist Academic Course

05.05.2015 - MoTAPoint

Starting as The Bring In Take Out Living Archive aims at creating an interactive platform for sharing and collaborative work in the digital and public space, in which the politics of remembering, contemporary art and...

Random Logic live in Dresden

02.05.2015 - FestspielhausHellerauDresden

The audiovisual live-act of the Slovenian techno and experimental electronic duo Random Logic joining their latest album release is not only their first foray into the field of audio-visual performance but also marks their decisive step out...

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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.