Monday, 21 May 2018

Doors to Paradise

Doors to Paradise, by OR poiesis

geocode: 48.207193, 16.382634

169 gold leaves (23 carat) on the stones of Wienfluss river, Vienna


Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Petra Kapš alias OR poiesis, PARADISCO, sound performance
zvočni performans PARADISCO, prva izvedba v okviru celovečernega koncertnega dogodka Pre:gon zime, produkcija radio Cona, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana / 13. februar 2018  

fragment performansa v posluh tukaj:


PARADISCO se približuje akustičnim razsežnostim rajev. Tam se nikoli nič ne spreminja, ni letnih časov, vse je vedno isto. Njihovi prebivalci so najverjetneje že povsem gluhi ... bodisi nori. Nenehno navzočnost nespremenljivega, konstanto zdajšnjosti, kakor tudi mi občutimo sodobno zvočnost digitalno vodenega cvila civilizacije, podprtega z brez-časovno matrico digitalne stvarnosti, bi lahko označili kot auralni pekel. Avtorica predlaga smrten, v tišino odluščen paradiž.    ko kaplje noči / za zmeraj potonejo / senco spanja

Prva fotografija zgoraj Urška Boljkovac, arhiv radioCona.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Golden Wall. Paradise. Sequence of Presence.

artist book in progress
Performances were executed in realm of Performa&Platforma festival GT22 Maribor and Out of Frame exhibition at Studio UGM, Maribor

Searching for the river, I come across a wall. I measure it out with painful steps.

The performative piece delves into the phenomenon of the wall (the intimate aspect of the phenomenon is brought out by the performance situation of two persons sitting and facing one another, a situation that socially represents the entry point in the representation of concrete reality). The visual material includes fragments from field recordings taken on the author’s month-long hike down the Wienfluss River in Vienna, where she stopped every few steps to take a snapshot of the wall. The walking is now continued by the movement of arms and hands, the silence continues. The past is passed on into the present by fingers coated in gold.

Supported by: Municipality of Maribor, Ministry of Culture RS
Photos: Saša Huzjan, UGM archive, Ana Kaps
Petra Kapš (alias OR poiesis) weaves her work between sound and radio art, timespace poetry, performance, books, and reflection. Immersed into the ethereal nature of sound, her focus is nevertheless always on the concrete presence of the body. Petra Kapš explores the aural aspects of contemporary society, the silence of an individual, and time in an asynchronous digital reality. She is currently exploring the notion of paradise.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017


Fluxor Beton by OR poiesis, 8-channel soundpiece, Tonšpur Ambasada - Pasaža Glavni trg-Rotovž, Maribor
International Festival of Computer Arts/MFRU 2017 
10. - 17. 10. 2017
In collaboration with GT22 / Tonspur / Kapelica Gallery / Sonoretum

The aural piece of chrono-space sound poetry is a digital trace of the performative field practice of OR poiesis; it is sonography in concrete space, an hommage to the lost time as we knew it before digitalisation. This collection of acoustic haikus is primarily driven by the flow of water, steps in motion and words that listen to the lingering breath. Steps echo throughout space, rhythm echoes mood, speech tangles with the whistling of the wind, words hang and float in the air.

Fluxor beton is based on concrete and the seasons of the year. The author explores the acoustic qualities of motion and space. Steps become instruments for sounding the environment, recording suchness of things, mood and rhythm. The written word was once the model for speaking silence, but in these times, digital instruments for recording, storing and playing back sounds are the tools that produce deaf silence of the speaker.

Thanks to MFRU, GT22, MKC Maribor

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Sound of Paradise

The Sound of Paradise

A Few Thoughts on the Acoustic Conditions of Paradise
by Petra Kapš (alias OR poiesis) >>> read here

Thursday, 30 November 2017

FUCK the POVvERty transmigration# Novi Sad

three bridges
cassette bombs
sunflower seeds, quince and cigarettes on the tables

dreamers, lovers, listeners (click the links below to hear the sound fragments, recorded while in Novi Sad, listen to poetry sonor of the moment)

(())))((()(((())((( getting dark ((()))))((((((( two sleepers ()(((()(())((())) man on the stairs, with tamburitza, rainy afternoon ((()))))))((((()(() yellow plastic bag, moved by river flow, train comes, bridge, walk up the stairs ()))(((()(()((() shallow pool, inner square garden, voices ()))))))(())))((((((( bus 5 )((((((((((((() evening walk, rain, umbrella, listening to drains with raindrops, Novi Sad streets (((((((((()))()() day walk ))()()))))))((((( slow tango (()))( half sleeping, dreaming of ...  ))))))(((((((((((( walking memories, not experienced by myself ))))))))))((((((())))) below, water drops on the side, from above )))))))))))))((((((((( sun goes down slowly, canoe, small river boat, voices ))()))())((() sand dunes, walking ()((()()))(((()(())()((((( long time here, on sand already )))))()))()((( hollow iron objects, decayed by time ((((((((((())))))))))))( there was tiny jet of water coming out of a small hole ... life of its own ((((((((()((((((((( two tankers, fishermen are using them, bridge construction (())))))))((((((((((((()()()(((( water, river Danube flux )))))))))))))))))()()(((((two discussing something, late autumn crickets ))))))))))(((((()(( lower deck, water flow, through metal )(()()((()((()((()())()((()()())() MERCUR 308 ()()((()()))))))))))((((()( graffiti action, washing imaginnation, by NAME: (((()((((((((()(((((( second world war tank, wind, light rain ))()((()((()()((( hydrant )()))(((()()((((( dom vojske srbske (((((()))))))(((()(((( friday afternoon streets ))))((((((()((((((()((()))))))))))))( walk along already empty street market, cloudy atmosphere, light here and there inside the huts, crawler / fishers, kingfisher adds his blue to the green of the river, and his voice (()))()()((()((((()))))) walk along, bridge construction works ))(()()((()((()()()(( sun goes down, traveling voices, skating slowly on the river surface )))))))))))))( oars )((((((((((() crows, along the river shore line at the štrand (((()(((((()((()(((  sleeping, dreaming Danube (())))()((( night walk ))))())(((((

new bridges
golden beams
and she said: fuck the power, fuck the poverty

more at Risk Change touring residency blog: Novi Sad ... Malta 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Flux hortus (paradise#1)

Flux hortus (paradise#1)
intermedia sound installation in the city square
digital sound/radio book in space
location: Trg Leona Štuklja (Leon Štukelj Square), Maribor
1–16 September 2017

when drops of night
submerge forever into
the shadow of sleep

Flux hortus is an aural water garden, a timeless book in space, a library of rivers, designed for listening in motion. It seeks inspiration in the manifestation of a sonopoetic variation on a cosmic garden, and wonders what paradise sounds like. Paradise, pairi-daeza, an enclosing wall, a detachment of a piece of landscape for various purposes.

Flux hortus explores relations between concepts and models of the garden as the idealized form of experimenting with living environments, with an emphasis on audio perception. Rivers. Water is the ultimate available matter of all living beings; it is even much more than man's pure freedom. Corporate control over water stands for the ultimate destruction of man as a free being – human bodies are composed of around three-fourths of water – privatizing water supplies literally stands for a comprehensive privatization of human beings. As well as all other beings. Moving water sharpens the hearing, then confuses it; it evokes premonitions and auditory hallucination, and wakes up the body's memory.

River hydrosonography is set within an interaction with the production regimes of the post-contemporary world. Liquidity constitutes the reality of the everyday from behind the garden's "walls", in the "outside", that is, in a concrete-monetary landscape, which is hostile to the same extent as the outsides have always been threatening.
Liquidity is also the basic principle of a water garden. The radio aporee ::: app upgrades the user's mobile phone into a digital ear for listening to and experiencing the cosmic garden. Whoever has ears, let them hear!

The garden is fuelled by the author's field recordings of the rivers of north, south, east, and west, with wired rivers as a special addition. Flux hortus is an invisible garden. The way to immerse in it is through one's ears. It is an endless garden of the future, a paradise of constant presence. The concreteness of the past resounds through fragmented sediments and chips of sound. With digital hearing, it eliminates the time- and space-based perception. The spatial book of rivers sings, when we walk through it.

Flux hortus develops the practice of, and creates the time-space for poetry sonor. It constructs a sphere of acousmatic sonic entity. The etherial aural setting actualizes the arts of memory. The spacialized sonography explores the memory of the body, the poetic inside the technological. The digital space flattens temporality down to asynchronic aspatiality.

= download the radio aporee ::: app (free) on your mobile phone (Android 4.x or newer, iOS 6.x or newer) and plug in earphones. Play Flux hortus (paradise#1) on the location of Trg Leona Štuklja, Maribor. The app transforms your mobile device into a digital ear. By moving across the square, you create your own sonic choreography of a hydrosonic cosmic garden composition. 
Pre-event of the KIBLIX 2017 festival. Produced by: ACE KIBLA