The year-long programme Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature presents an event with a sensorial approach conceived by Barabara Pia Jenič.

The first public presentation takes place on Summer Museum Night, on Saturday, 16 June, at the Švicarija Creative Centre in Tivoli Park.

Švicarija, the house in Tivoli Park, has swapped many identities during the course of its existence, many people have found shelter behind its walls, and its uses have changed over time. It is a space filled with individual and collective meanings. Švicarija has, among other things, functioned as a guest house, a hotel, a residence for those on the margins, an art production centre, a material reference to the identity of its inhabitants, as well as a home. (A. Boštjančič, Identitete neke hiše [Identities of a House], 2015)

At the workshops, the participants linked the sensorial theatre language to the cultural heritage of the Tivoli Hotel: we listened to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensual perception. On Summer Museum Night, visitors will be taken through the originally conceived and staged snippets of  its history. 

There are 30 places available each hour to experience the sensorial guided tour of the snippets of the lives of the people in Švicarija. Reservations are released 15 minutes before the event, so please make sure that you take your ticket at the box office 15 minutes before the beginning of the event. Please leave your luggage and personal items at home. You enter the event with eyes blindfolded and with no personal luggage. We apologise for any inconvenience!

Performances
Saturday, 16 July, at 6 pm (30 places)
Saturday, 16 July, at 8 pm (30 places)
Bookings to petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si

Author and director of the event: Barbara Pia Jenič
Inspired by and modelled on: Andraž Boštjančič, Identitete neke hiše [Identities of a House], degree thesis
Texts used: Ivan Cankar, Bela krizantema [The White Chrysanthemum]; Valenčič Jožef, Vzgoja in omika ali izvir sreče [Education and Manners or the Source of Happiness], 1899
Audio interpretations of Bonton na Promenadi [Good Manners on Promenade] and Bela krizantema [The White Chrysanthemum]: Tomaž Gubenšek
Audio interpretations from the performances: Marija Nablocka
Sound:
Russian and Gypsy romances: Aleksander Konjajev
Domžale March and General Maister March performed by the Slovenian Army Orchestra
Archive recordings of Nablocka, source: SLOGI Sound and Video Archive – Theatre Museum, Ljubljana
Sound effects design: Peter Penko
Costumes:
Costume selection: Incognito design
Costume consultation: Erna Nelc
Sensorial artists: Gloria Ana Belopavlovič, Veronika Golob, Katja Krajnc, Meta Kutin, Ana Obid, Urša Eva Pucelj, Teja Saksida, Tina Zadravec
Author and project leader: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec
Concept of education programme: Lili Šturm

Barbara Pia Jenič is the founder of the Senzorium Theatre, the author and director of many performances, as well as an actress with a master degree in Speech. Her creative engagement comprises more than 60 directed events and performances. She was also mentor and director at the BB Drama School for more than 16 years. She conducts various education programmes within the field of sensorial language, speech and acting, among others, also for medical staff through Slovenia Transplant and UKC Ljubljana. As a pioneer of sensorial theatre and language in Slovenia, and one of the few such creators in Europe and in the world, she has been leading the way over the past 20 years, exploring the field of the sensorial, interaction with the public, the multi-sensory, immersion in events, as well as artistic synesthesia.

Special thanks: Andraž Boštjančič, Flora Kastelic, Atila Boštjančič, Jaka Mihelič, Jakov Brdar, Jaka Železnikar, Slovenian Army Orchestra, Aljoša Deferri, Dean UL AGRFT Tomaž Gubenšek, SLOGI – Theatre Museum, MGL and Erna Nelc, Nataša Trtnik, Ivanka Mežan, as well as Zora Konjajev and Andrej Konjajev for the private archival recordings

The Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams programme is part of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project by Yasmín Martín Vodopivec. The event was made in co-production with the Senzorium Institute.

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The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lecture
Olga Paulič: Tivoli Architecture

TIVOLI ARCHITECTURE
Thursday, 18 October, at 6 pm
admission: 2 eur

The beginning of the architectural design of Tivoli Park is represented by the stately architecture of Tivoli Mansion and Leopoldsruhe Mansion (the Cekin Mansion of today). Later, buildings intended for leisure activities started to appear, especially sports and recreational facilities, as well as entertainment facilities. We must also not forget the important cultural buildings on the edge of Tivoli, which are, unfortunately, cut off from the rest of the park because of the railway line.


Tivoli Mansion.
Photo: Matevža Paternoster. MGLC Archive.

The Secret Life of Books,
literary panel discussions
Nature, Society, People

Wednesday, 24 October, at 6 pm
free of charge

Book: James Lovelock, A Rough Ride to the Future

How are nature and society connected? Do people also create and build nature? What are the links between the environment and social change? How does nature affect an individual? The starting point for the discussion is drawn from the ideas of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project.

Guests: Janez MarkešMitja Pucer and Ajda Pistotnik, led by Nika Kovač.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE CHILDREN'S STUDIO IN THE ŠVICARIJA CREATIVE CENTRE!

Creative workshops, animations and guided tours of the building are held for children every Friday. The studio operates free of charge every Friday from May to November, from 10 am to 1 pm. The activities are led by the gallery mentors Petra Derganc, Tina Boc, Petja Kolenko and Katja Kovše.

You may like to book your visit by writing to the following e-mail: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

ARTISTS ON A VISIT!

TODAY

Talk: Marie Lukačeva (Prague) and Fokus Grupa (Rijeka)

Tuesday, 16 October, at 6 pm
Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, free of charge

The talk presents the artists visiting Ljubljana, who are staying at the residency centres of Švicarija Creative Centre (MGLC) and Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre (MGML). Currently resident and working at the Švicarija Creative Centre is artist Marie Lukačeva from Prague, whereas the Fokus Grupa duo from Rijeka is having its residential stay at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre. We will talk with the guests about creative practice, the emerging work as part of the residency stay and other related issues.

Marie Lukačeva is a participant of the two-month residency programme at the Švicarija Creative Centre, which is taking place as part of an inter-institutional exchange between the Futura Project, Prague and MGLC, Ljubljana.

Fokus Grupa is a duo that is being hosted as part of the residency programme of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and will present itself with an exhibition project at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre at the end of its stay on the 24 October of this year.

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Photo: Fokus Grupa.

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak

TODAY

16 October, at 6 pm, admission for exhibition
The Karst World of Riko Debenjak and Zoran Mušič
dr. Nataša Ivanović, art historian


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

NEW EXHIBITION

Matjaž Geder
Preparations for Improvisation

17. 10.–11. 11. 2018
opening: Wednesday, October 17,
at 6 pm

Matjaž Geder is an art teacher at the Murska Sobota  II  Elementary School. It is precisely the pedagogical profession that has a profound influence on his creative world, which is constantly in passing from a direct and illustrative visual language to more complex conceptual and symbolically conceived images. He puts the rigid school system, which is based on a way of thinking that is both clichéd and indiscriminate, under critical comparison with the attitude towards the destigmatisation of mental illness, which come surprisingly close in his works.  A selection of works created in the recent years is on view, as well as a series of new prints, produced specifically for the exhibition.


Matjaž Gedr: Step-ping, 2018, monoprint, 66 x 100 cm.