TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC Caressing the studio

Caressing the studio (chair, table, wall, bed, ceiling, floor, window)

By caressing the surfaces of furniture and architecture with a sound recording device, recording the actions with the same device, an intimate physical relation to a dwelling space is established and documented.

Playing back the resulting sounds from several loudspeakers simultaneously - the sound of each caressed surface from a single loudspeaker at a low volume, the closeness of listening corresponds to the closeness of touching, evoking the human presence as well as the intimacy of the interior of a dwelling space. 

Creation, 2012


Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec is an artist and musician based in Amsterdam and Ljubljana, working with the invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal flows like sound and weather phenomena and architectural and social spaces they inhabit.
In his installations, he makes architecture sensitive to its immediate ephemeral surroundings and enhances the temporal dimension of architecture by creating situations where the outside and inside, the unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal, time and space converse.
His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music.