IGLOO sound gallery
The program of the IGLOO sound gallery was launched in the basement of the Regional Gallery of the Vysočina Region in Jihlava in Komenského Street in June 2016 under the dramaturgical guidance of curator Lenka Dolanová. It is primarily a creative space for the presentation of artists working with sound.
Sound art is by its nature an interdisciplinary and hybrid art form and can include sound installations and sculptures, sound poetry, field recordings, sound maps, radio games or audiovisual works. By creating a suitable space, we try to encourage the emergence of new projects.
The igloo is a domed shelter made of snow and the vaulted cellar space of the gallery is a bit reminiscent of its shape. However, in the Inuit language, the term igloo refers to a house or home in general, not just snow. The name of the Igloo gallery also sounds similar to the German name of the former merchant settlement Iglau, from which the name of the town of Jihlava comes.
The first cycle is dedicated to artists from Central and Eastern Europe. At two to three-month intervals, we present field recordings as well as site-specific installations by artists from Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The free theme is acoustic ecology and the changing sound landscape of European cities and villages.
Marcin Barski, Marcin Dymiter - Polish Sound Landscapes / 2. 7. - 4. 9. 2016
Jonáš Gruska - Site Specific Resonances - Radiators / 8. 9. - 16. 10. 2016
Ladislav and Adam Železný - Tabula rasa / 10. 11. 2016 - 22. 1. 2017
Ábris Gryllus, Péter Tornyai & Krisztián Kertész, Lauren Tortil - Where Silence Begins / 2. 3. - 23. 4. 2017
Martin Janíček - Speech of Sound / 8. 6. - 27. 8. 2017
Tereza Velíková - Mezihra / 7. 9. - 15. 10. 2017
Group - Not Heard / 23. 11. 2017 - 4. 3. 2018
Ian Mikyska - Paper and Time / 19. 4. - 27. 5. 2018
Peter Cusack, Martyna Poznańska - Would there be another forest? / 7. 6. - 14. 10. 2018
Veronika Svobodová - Limits of intervals / 15. 11. 2018 - 3. 2. 2019
The concept of the gallery is changing slightly. Over the course of several evenings, we will present sound performances, listening evenings and sound workshops, involve the public in the creation and perception of current sound art, and present current European and domestic approaches to sound creation.
Oona Libens - performance / 3. 2. 2019
Anamaria Pravicencu - Sounds of the Romanian countryside (listening evening) / April 25, 2019
sound walk through Jihlava / June 12, 2019
Burkhard Beins - Drum Solo / 17. 10. 2019
The bell rang - workshop for children with Markéta Lisa / December 14, 2019
Lucie Králová, Jan Komárek - Slyšet sen (radio documentary) / 16. 12. 2019
The coronavirus pandemic is interfering with the planned dramaturgy. Only one project will take place in the gallery, developing the theme of the exhibition Adriena Šimotová.
Curator Miloš Vojtěchovský takes over the dramaturgy of the space in the IGLOO sound gallery. The originally intended concept of exhibitions, based on interconnection with public space, is largely influenced by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Within the four implemented projects, there will also be one thematic debate, a sound walk and several workshops for children.
Tomáš Šenkyřík - Stories from Plaček's Forest / 13. 5. - 11. 7. 2021
Petra Kapš alias OR poiesis - B PETRIFIED, tidal love / 22. 7. - 19. 9. 2021
Félix Blume - Crickets from a dream / 30. 9. - 31. 10. 2021
Maria Komarova - 555 beetles / 18. 11. 2021 - 12. 1. 2022
Under the curatorial leadership of Miloš Vojtěchovský, 4 projects are planned for the IGLOO sound gallery:
Magdaléna Manderlová, sound installation
Adam Hejduk, sound installation
Oliver Ressler, video installation
Lloyd Dunn aka (zero), audiovisual installation