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Radical Ear 02: Lawrence English

07.08.2017 - MoTALab

The Radical Ear! project aims to create sound installations/archives and maps through a series of workshops where participants get the necessary expertise from the fields of field recording, sound documentation, manipulation of field recordings and...

2017 TESLA Award Nominees

15.06.2017

We are announcing the nominees for TESLA Award 2017! The jury (Martin Bricelj Baraga, Aleksandra Kostič, Miha Colner and Florian Weigl) had selected ​3 artists and 2 artist tandems to the top selection. ​TESLA award...

TESLA Award: Open Call

15.05.2017

Win 3000€, a 6-8 weeks residency, production & presentation of a new artwork and more! TESLA Award is the first competition in Slovenia focusing on new and progressive art forms, what we call transdisciplinary or...

Sonica Series XX: Roly Porter

15.06.2017 - CongressSquareLjubljana

​At the traditional series of June stage on Congress Square in Ljubljana we have seen duo Plaid, Wave Syria, Clark, Fennesz, Sculpture, Stellar Om Source, Random Logic, Bowrain, Niplodok, Izland and others. We have moved...

Sonica Series XIX: Oren Ambarchi

16.05.2017 - KinoSiska

Kino Šiška in MoTA – Muzej tranzitornih umetnosti predstavljata: SERIJA SONICA XIX: OREN AMBARCHI Kino Šiška, Komuna Torek, 16. maj 2017 ob 21h Vstopnina: 8 eur predprodaja / 10 eur na dan dogodka Odkar je...

Arcade Gallery – Opening!

11.04.2017 - LjubljanskaTrznica

ARCADE GALLERY – a new sound gallery in Ljubljana’s city center – OPENING! Masayoshi Fujita: Afterglow Plečnik’s arcades at the Ljubljana market Every day from 5 to 10 pm Opening : 11 April at 7...

Moonolith at the Ljubljana Castle

21.03.2017

On the first day of spring, MOONOLITH will land at Ljubljana Castle! MOONOLITH is an interactive monument for public spaces. It reflects the moon and the constellations of stars on its surface. Dedicated to urban...

NINE at Kinetica Art Fair

17.02.2017

BARAGA: NEUNUNDNEUNZIG (99) – NINE The large-scale sonic installation / immersive environment NEUNUNDNEUNZIG (99) by Martin Bricelj Baraga in collaboration with Olaf Bender premiered at the ICAS Festival at Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden and was...

(Slovenščina) Čajni obredi ob razstavi Čaj za pet

17.01.2017 - Zifebrlat

Neja Tomšič bo v Ziferblatu med 17.  in 20. decembrom vsak dan ob 17:00 izvedla pet čajnih obredov, na katerih bo predstavila keramične čajne sete, ki prikazujejo zgodovino trgovine z opijem in čajem. Obredi bodo...

(Slovenščina) Neja Tomšič: Opijske ladje

20.12.2016 - UlicnaGalerija

Neja Tomšič bo v sklopu razstavnega cikla Mimogrede mimoidočim na Vegovi ulici predstavila risbe iz projekta Čaj za pet, Opijske ladje, v katerem raziskuje trgovino z opijem in čajem v drugi polovici 18. in v...

SONICA x Spazio Aereo

16.12.2016 - SpazioAereo

Do you remember the SONICA excursion to Stiria in 2013? It was great, therefore we will repeat it. Mark the obligatory December fest in the partner club Spazio Aereo and attend the pre-Christmas edition of...

Digital Dish: Staš Vrenko: Connective

10.10.2016 - MoTALab

(Slovenščina) Na zadnji dan postavitve vas vljudno vabimo na krajši uvod v svet modularnih sintetizatorjev in praktično predstavitev interaktivne postavitve Veznik Staša Vrenka.

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!

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

16.05.2016

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...

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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.