SONICA Festival 2019

23.09.2019 - VariousLocations

SONICA Festival 23 – 29 September 2019 Napovedujemo novo edicijo festivala SONICA pod naslovom Varuhi / Sentinels, ki se bo odvila v zadnjem tednu septembra 2019! FESTIVAL TICKETS: Early-bird limited: 25€ – from 1 to 25...

Nonument! Symposium

13.06.2019 - CAMPPrague

Save the date for the second Nonument! Symposium in Prague, 13 - 14 June!

Nonument 02: The Pioneer Railway

25.05.2019 - PioneerRailway

The Nonument Group's next action will take place in Ljubljana on the locations of the former Pioneer Railroad that operated between 1948 and 1954.

Re-forma viva Ljubljana

26.11.2018 - Svicarija

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TESLA Award 2018 Winners: BridA & Marco Barotti

24.08.2018 - ArtbatFest

TESLA Award winners are BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica & Marco Barotti! TESLA Award 2018 jury, Martin Bricelj Baraga (MoTA, Ljubljana), Simon Jacquemin (Bellastock, Paris), Olga Veselova (Artbat Festival, Almaty) and Olof van Winden...


MAPS – Mapping and Archiving Public Spaces project aims to identify, map and archive public spaces, architecture and monuments which are part of our cultural heritage, but are not yet identified as such. Through oral...

SHAPE artists 2018

SHAPE artists 2018!

ModularRelations Conference & SONICA Berlin Showcase

28.10.2017 - ZKU-ZentrumfrKulturundUrbanistik

Relations of Matter, Light, Space and Sound – Modular Relations is joining an exhibition, a symposium, workshops, performances and an audiovisual night program. Three organisations: ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, MOTA – Museum...

Open call for papers: In search of hidden identities

10.11.2017 - MestniMuzej

Nonument In Search of Hidden Identities Symposium City Museum Ljubljana February 2018   Call for papers Changes in the political and social structures of the 20th century have inherently shaped the way built environments of...



The 2017 TESLA Award winners are PLATEAURESIDUE, a Slovenian artistic duo of Aljaž Celarc and Eva Pavlič Seifert. PLATEAURESIDUE will present their new project Ex Topia at the City Museum of Ljubljana in November. Congratulations!...

TESLA Award: Open Call


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 Agency announces its new artists in 2017 We’re happy to announce the names of three new artists represented by MoTA’s artist agency. We’re starting the year with the Slovenian electronic music producer Christian Kroupa...

SHAPE November showcases and other news

November sees the member festivals of SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, organizing the final showcases with SHAPE artists of 2016.

SHAPE at Novas Frequências and October showcases

October proves to be one of the busiest months for SHAPE and its artists and festivals, with no less than 8 festivals across Europe presenting dozens of SHAPE artists. musikprotokoll (29 Sept – 9 Oct,...

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!

SHAPE – August News

Read about upcoming concerts and lectures at participating festivals of SHAPE – the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art. The Hague’s TodaysArt festival has announced its program, whilst Skaņu Mežs and...

Artecitya is a Europe‐wide project bringing together artists, architects, town planners and citizens to re-­‐create the cities we all want to live in. Artecitya groups 9 partner cities from around Europe devoted to planning and...


Martin Bricelj Baraga CYANOMETER – A Monument to the Blueness of the Sky 15 June – 31 December 2016 Opening: 15 June 2016 at 7 pm Plateau Ajdovščina at Slovenska street The Cyanometer by Martin...

SHAPE platform’s summer showcases and other news The SHAPE artist list of 2016 has been amended slightly – due to personal reasons that keep her from travelling and performing in the second part of the...

(Slovenščina) MoTA – Muzej tranzitornih umetnosti in festival SONICA vabita glasbenike in glasbenice, glasbeno audiovizualne skupine, ter zvočne in interaktivne umetnike in umetnice na odprti poziv za predstavitev na mednarodni platformi SHAPE.

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...

We're happy to announce the start of MoTA artist agency. We're starting the year with the first artists on our roster - exciting audiovisual works by the prolific Serbian duo WoO and Incredible Bob, large...

SHAPE platform announces 2016 list of artists

The Creative Europe-supported SHAPE platform for innovative music and audiovisual art is announcing its 2016 list of artists. The artist selection for the platform’s second year traditionally places a diverse selection of audiovisual projects and...

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...

SHAPE’s closing showcases of 2015 in November

Several showcases in November will be this year’s closing activities for SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art which unites 16 festivals from the ICAS network. Each year, they collectively...

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...

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...

Interview with the SHAPE artist of the week: OKNAI!

From beach to bass: An interview with Oknai

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...

NEUNUNDNEUNZIG (99) premiere show at Icas Festival in Dresden

30.04.2015 - FestspielhausHellerauDresden

WORLD PREMIERE!  NEUNUNDNEUNZIG (99) is a kinetic sound sculpture by Martin Bricelj Baraga and Olaf Bender (Raster-noton). It is comprised of a matrix of 99 balloons composing an immersive yet intimate performance. While being inflated, the...

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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.