14. June 2022

SLOW LIGHT – SEEKING DARKNESS is a trans-disciplinary artistic project developed by the cultural organisation Klanghaus Untergreith for the Alps-Adriatic Region. Slow Light was among the four winning projects funded through the first open call of the Carinthian Cultural Foundation KKS.

Since May 2021 events have taken place at Sajeta Festival in Slovenia, Stazione Topolò in Italy and in collaboration with the art organisation Innenhofkultur in Carinthia in Austria, showing a wide range of artistic and socio-cultural works related to the topic of the lack of darkness in the Alps-Adriatic region in the form of residencies, performances, podcasts, broadcasts, hybrid digital workshops and publications.

The next major Slow Light event is taking place at Hrelji 45 in Istria, in cooperation with Mia Zabelka’s “Klangzeit” (Sound Time) festivals, which took place online in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid-19. The Istrian event is a return to Live. Project partner Radio Agora will broadcast the event on air and online.

International and local artists present their work in performances, discussions and installations in an atmosphere imbued with familiarity and openness. The location, set between acacia and olive trees in the Istrian countryside, becomes a meeting place where artists and visitors can engage with one another.

Conceptually, the project is dedicated to all aspects of darkness. This offers artists a broad field to approach the topic from their own unique perspective. The events and artistic approaches to poetical and ecological facets of darkness are completely overshadowed, though, at the moment by the war in the Ukraine. In that sense, HEAR THE SIGNS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT is a call for peace, and for solidarity.

On the 18th June 2022, the next Slow Light event (free entrance) will take place in the intimate ambience of Hrelji 45 in Zminj, Istria that invites artists and visitors to consider the meaning and value of darkness.

On the 17th June, Hrelji 45 will host workshops for school children from the St. Martin School Villach, Austria and from across the Alps-Adriatic region, where they will develop collaborative site-specific works together with artists from Croatia, the UK, Italy and Germany that they will present and perform live the same day.

Workshops 17th June 2022 17:00 – 20:00
Goran Farkaš & Myriam de Bonte, Roberto Paci Dalò, Viv Corringham

Performances 18th June 2022 17:00 – 22:00
Crown Quartet – Zahra Mani, Roberto Paci Dalò, Tibor Szemző, Mia Zabelka (international)
Sainkho Namtchylak (Russia)
Zavaloka (Ukraine)
Werner Diermaier – Zappi (Germany)
Anja Kreyisng (Germany)
Tamara Obrovac & Žiga (Croatia)
RadioIronieOrchster (Austria)
Shaded Explorer (Italy)
Viv Corringham (UK)


Please contact us for further information!
+43 664 926 773
+385 91 3000 512

Press Link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cha6vr4rsj47cv8/AADssRLxR2r0QYYVCa8nCVowa?dl=0