ECHOES ON AIR 23.9.2018 23:03 CET

September 05, 2018

ECHOES ON AIR 23.9.2018 23:03 CET

curated by Mani d.o.o.
in the context of
Echoes from invisible Landscapes, a smaller scale cooperation project
co-funded by the EACEA with the kind support of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance

ECHOES ON AIR is a live simultaneous radio network project that will be broadcast in realtime on four major national radio stations (ORF, HRT, Radio Slovenija ARS and Radio Serbija / Radio Belgrade 3). Associate radio stations that will broadcast the stream and / or document the event include Radio Agora (AT), Usmaradio (IT).
ECHOES ON AIR is part of the Alp-Adriatic initiative Echoes from Invisible Landscapes, a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the European Union.
ECHOES ON AIR is an artistic and cultural bridge, built of sonic particles from across the region in all its linguistic, musical and historical diversity, bringing the region together in a large-scale radio event with broad audience outreach.
ECHOES ON AIR is both a metaphor and a phenomenon. The Alp-Adriatic region is made audible in a collaborative live radio event, bringing together regional partners and their trans-disciplinary expertise.
ECHOES ON AIR was developed by Mani doo (Istria). Project partners are project leader Enterprise Z (Styria), the University of Klagenfurt and Wieser Verlag (Carinthia) and Zveza Mink Tolmin (Slovenia).

In each of the four studios, one artist will be performing and one artist will be mixing the live broadcast. The performances will be sent via live stream to each of the other participating studios. The live sounds will be mixed with the incoming signals from the other 3 studios. The mix of these four channels is broadcast to listeners. Four different versions of the same piece emerge, simultaneously, in the ether.


Vienna ORF, Elisabeth Zimmermann (editor)
Live music Tibor Szemzö, Mixing Andrea Sodomka
Pula-Zagreb HRT Bruno Krajcar (editor)
Live music Mia Zabelka, Mixing Zahra Mani
Ljubljana ARS Gregor Pirs (editor)
Live music Samo Kutin, Jure Tori, Mixing tbc
Belgrade Radio Belgrad 3 Ksenija Stevanovic (editor)
Live Music Thomas Köner, Mixing Svetlana Maras
Radio Agora Angelika Hödl (editor)
Usmaradio Roberto Paci Dalo (editor)

View Press Sheet here Echoes On Air

ALARM! 22.9.2018, 5 pm

September 05, 2018

ALARM!    22.9.2018 5 pm Hrelji 45, Zminj, HR
A reflection on Echoes from invisible Landscapes

co-funded by the EACEA Creative Europe programme (smaller scale cooperation projects) with the kind support of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance

Art, culture, performance, sound and language have the power not just to reflect society but also to instigate change and thus to shape it.
Europe in 2018 is far from the liberal role model many want it to be, and thought it was.
Society is fragmented and fundamental principles of living together in a respectful and democratic, diverse and shared community are being called into question, indeed undermined.
Fear-mongering and ignorance in the face of human need are being imbued with political acceptability as right-wing nationalist parties are elected into governments across Europe.
The flood of migrants, whose reasons for fleeing their countries are often rooted in Western colonial exploitation and failure to help in time, is seen as a threat.
Threatening, though, is the separation, the “us – and – them” mentality, the endorsement of differences in rights and privileges based on where you were born.

ALARM! The evening and its underlying concept are a reminder, a discourse, a call to the most basic elements of humanity and society.
The situation we are in should not be marked by political preference or allegiances but by the most basic, fundamental facts of living together that make society possible.

ALARM! Art, culture and discourse can and do instigate change. As practices and platforms, individual instances of creativity with broader resonances, they can reflect, distill, formulate and emanate not just their immediate context but also collective histories and future possibilities.

ALARM! The evening will commence with a reception, followed by a podium discussion between Dragica Rajcic and Johann Pätzold, hosted by Colette Schmidt, a cultural journalist who writes for the Austrian Der Standard and lives in Vienna. She also specializes in reporting on far-right extremist movements, human rights and the politics and culture of remembrance. As an author, she is a member of the Austrian theatre collective Theater im Bahnhof. Dragica Rajcic is a Croatian poet and thinker who lives between Austria, Switzerland and Croatia. She writes in the German she learned when she moved to Switzerland; the title of her first published volume of poetry reflects the linguistic and semantic background: Halbgedichte einer Gastfrau. Her work moves intellectually in the frictional space between syntax and semantics, between the expected and the other, between foreignness and the concept of home. Her partially autobiographical writing illuminates the concept of the generality that can grow out of an own trajectory and the shared elements inherent in individuality. Johann Pätzold is a musician and composer and an active member of Sea-Eye, an organisation dedicated to saving migrants from the Mediterranean sea. He worked on a lifeboat and recently published a number of statements online, answering questions posed to him during and after his time at sea. His stories and language reflect the potential brutality in our societies and nonetheless shine with the hope of an absolute imperative amongst some of us to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Sandra Kocuvan is an EU project advisor and represents the cultural department of the Austrian state of Styria in its external and foreign relations. She is also a member of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance committee.

ALARM! Art, music, discourse and social change are incredibly broad concepts and the evening does not intend to cover comprehensively any single aspect of any of the greater spheres. The evening brings audiences and participants together in a reflective space combining dialogue and performance.

ALARM! Following the live conversation and audience conversations, there will be a short break followed by musical performances by Tamara Obravac with Uroš Rakovec, Tibor Szemzö, Juri Tore, Roberto Paci Dalo, Benjamin Finger, Mia Zabelka and Zahra Mani.

PROGRAMME 22.9.2018

Podium discussion hosted by Colette Schmidt, journalist Der Standard
Dragica Rajcic, poet
Johann Pätzold, Sea-Eye
Sandra Kocuvan, Land Steiermark Kultur and Alp-Adriatic Alliance

Jure Tori
Tamara Obrovac  & Uroš Rakovec
Tibor Szemzö
Roberto Paci Dalo
Benjamin Finger,
Mia Zabelka  & Zahra Mani
Darla Smoking

ALARM is hosted by Mani d.o.o. in the context of Echoes from invisible Landscapes in cooperation with Klang.Haus Untergreith

Download Press Sheet here ALARM!

Echoes on the Road 18th – 21st September 2018

September 05, 2018

Echoes on the Road 18th - 21st September 2018
curated by Enterprise Z
in the context of Echoes from invisible Landscapes,
a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the EACEA

Echoes from invisible Landscapes was launched in July 2016 as an interdisciplinary cultural network spanning the Alp-Adriatic region with curatorial partners from Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia.
Enterprise Z invited artists and project participants to collect acoustic “images” from the region and collated them in a sound map, which has been used as the basis for various performances and workshops in the course of the project. The Sound of Europe was conceived as an archive for the acoustic echoes of the region.
Now, approaching the end of the project, Enterprise Z has taken stock of the sonic fragments and is bringing them back into the regional landscape.

On the 18th September 2018, 3 groups of musicians will set off in retro camper vans to carry live resonances of the Alp-Adriatic region through the landscape.
Starting in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, each camper van will visit various public spaces, some of which will be announced and some of which will be spontaneous interventions. The artists on board will play for passers-by, engage in dialogue with people and places, and move on.
The process is an ongoing exchange, a dialogue between sounds and places, and between people. The performances can entertain, irritate, fascinate or instigated questions and conversation.
The project is an artistic journey whose essence is in the process, the travel, the encounters and the landscape.

Austrian camper van
Mia Zabelka, Benjamin Finger, Viv Corringham, Peter Zach
Slovenian camper van
Jure Tori , Darla Smoking Croatian camper van
Zahra Mani , Roberto Paci Dalo

On the 21st September 2018, the vans come together at Hrelji 45 in Istria, where Echoes partner Mani d.o.o. and Enterprise Z will host the artists and visitors in an informal exchange between artists, participants and visitors.

View Press Sheet here ECHOES ON THE ROAD

Echo des Jahrhunderts –
Spuren des Verlusts

June 21, 2018

21. Juni 2018, Burghof in Klagenfurt/Celovec

So lautete der Titel einer Veranstaltung, die am 21. Juni 2018 im Burghof in Klagenfurt/Celovec stattgefunden hat. In einer Montage aus Versen, literarischen Zitaten, Improvisationen und musikalischen Impressionen wird dem letzten Jahrhundert in Bruchstücken aus Wort und Ton nachgespürt.

Textmontage und Sprecher: Lojze Wieser
Musikalische Gegenstriche: Janez Škof, Steirische Knopfharmonika
und Johannes Ogris, Tuba
Gast: Dietmar Pickl
Organisation und Gestaltung: Wieser Verlag

Mitschnitt der Veranstaltung, Redaktion und Schnitt: Angelika Hödl:

Presseartikel in: Mein Bezirk, 16.06.2018

Going Görtschitz

May 13, 2018

An ethnographic-artistic exploration of the Carinthian Görtschitztal
An exhibition at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt,
"Bridge East", April 13th – May 13th, 2018

Opening at the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” 2018 (Long Night of Research) with:
ECHOES WALL: Visitors took their (Polaroid) picture of the Görtschitztal.
Performance by Zahra Mani & Mia Zabelka.
On the read-aloud divan: Lojze Wieser was constantly reading from the volume "Echo des Jahrhunderts".

On Opening Evening (13th april) nearly 1.000 people visited the exhibition and the performances. At the location Klagenfurt totally 8.000 people visited the “Lange Nacht der Forschung”, which was advertised online throughout Austria and in Carinthia in a printed program too.

The multimedia installations in the exhibition showed the artistic and ethnographic approaches of the project: Students' posters of Applied Cultural Studies on their researches in Görtschitztal
*** Selfies of young people from Görtschitztal
*** Artistic photographs on LANDSCHAFT & MENSCHEN by Arnold Pöschl
*** photo-stretch as fieldnotes taken by the ethnographers Ute Holfelder, Barbara Maier, Arnold Pöschl and Klaus Schönberger
*** artworks by Werner Hofmeister and artifacts from Museum of Quellenkultur
*** ISAVIKTORIA-ein Film by Camilla Peball
*** MEIN GÖRTSCHITZTAL, sound collage with Interview-Sounds by Niki Meixner
*** UNSICHTBARES TAL, sound installation on the base of field recordings by Zahra Mani
*** DIE GÖRTSCHITZ by David Mase

The Exhibition was curated by Barbara Maier (Kulturagenden / Wissen schafft Kunst an der AAU) based on the conception of the Klagenfurt Team: Ute Holfelder, Barbara Maier, David Mase, Roland W. Peball, Arnold Pöschl, Klaus Schönberger und Nadine Thaler.

The exhibition GOING GÖRTSCHITZ was created in the subproject "Selfies in the Görtschitztal", it was funded by the Institute for Cultural Analysis, WISSEN SCHAFFT KUNST and the ECHOES-Project.

Some more informations on the project and exhibition in german and slovenian language:
Kleine Zeitung, 28.4.2018:" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Junge prägen neues Bild


Video report by Hannah Reichmann, Nina Weberhofer and Friedel Hans.
An ethnographic-artistic exploration of the Carinthian Görtschitztal + exhibition 13.4-5.5.2018 + project presentations with Zahra Mani & Mia Zabelka (music performance), with Lojze Wieser (book presentation) and multimedia installations by UNI contributors as well as several interviews on site with visitors to the exhibition "GOING Görtschitz ".
Copyright and DVD by

Radio Agora, Klagenfurt, 26.4. &1.5.2018 in slovenian language: (Mp3 seperately)

The Exhibition was supported by EACEA and AAA in the context of Echoes from Invisible Landscapes.

View Press Sheet Going Gortschitz


October 14, 2017

University of

September 14, 2017

Klaus Schönberger and Ute Holfelder from the cultural analysis division of the University of Klagenfurt, together with Barbara Maier who represents the University in the public sphere are leading the University of Klagenfurt's participation in Echoes. As cultural anthropologists they research cultural heritage, folklore & European Ethnology, combining ethnography with artistic research.

The University of Klagenfurt is a critical research hub in the Alp-Adriatic region, with over 10700 students from 83 countries. 4 faculties cover Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities, Technical Sciences and Management & Economics. These are connected by 7 transdisciplinary research clusters, eg sustainability, education & visual culture. The University of Klagenfurt in general & the Humanities faculty in particular encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting multilingualism & intercultural education, particularly with regard to the local Slovenian minority. The institute for culture, literature & musicology (ICLM) combines languages, cultural theory & cultural management.

The university will focus on echoes in the Görtschitztal region of Carinthia in the wake of the catastrophic events leading up to & ensuing from the poisoning of the landscape in 2014 through chemical waste from a cement factory. Artists & researchers will investigate the repercussions not just for the landscape but particularly for the inhabitants of the region in an academic & artistic series of encounters with the local population. The ethnographic aspect will focus on the inhabitants' self-perception in their native environment, using "selfies" & interviews to explore layers of identity. Artists from the network partners' groups will be invited to explore the landscape, creating new work based on a view from "outside", looking into an affected region & its people, carrying their echoes on in artworks. Exhibitions will be presented in partner countries & the results published in the project book. Focus:  audience participation; art mobility; interdisciplinarity; socio-cultural catalyst.

Wieser Verlag

September 14, 2017

Erika Hornbogner and founder Lojze Wieser are representing Wieser Verlag in Echoes from invisible landscapes.

Wieser Verlag from Klagenfurt/Celovec (Carinthia, Austria) has been building bridges between the East & the West for the last 30 years with its publishing programme. Lojze Wieser has published approximately 1200 books to date, he was the founder of the "Wieser Enyclopaedia of Eastern Europe" & the exceptional series "Europa erlesen" ("reading Europe") anthologies, which include almost 10000 texts by 4000 authors.

Wieser Verlag disseminates Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian & Polish literature in German-speaking countries & has been responsible for seminal translations, creating a platform & opening doors for writers who were not yet known in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Lojze Wieser is deeply committed to the European idea, fostering it through art & language, and in his television series "The Taste of Europe" exploring food & regions, in addition to his active involvement in the cultural forum "Geist und Gegenwart" in Austria.

Zveza Mink Tolmin

September 14, 2017

Sanja Popov-Leban and Janez Leban run Zveza Mink Tolmin and the Sajeta Festival, which takes place every year in July at the confluence (Sotocje) of two rivers in the Soca valley in Slovenia. ​ ZMT is dedicated to boosting the creativity of the young and to provide a place for quality spending of free time, in accordance with their needs  to encouraging original production in the field of science and  to encouraging contacts between young and other artists in other fields; to informing the young about the activities of marginal social groups;  to inform and educate in the sense of tolerance towards difference and the different to encouraging the idea that an individual can get to know the laws of social processes and have an effect on them. ​ Continuous activities of the association Mink include representing cultural, informative, creative, educational and international cooperation practice in the field of musical concerts, art exhibitions, and film. The general aim and vision of Mink is the empowerment and optimization of cultural and social capital within the context of a region characterized by poor mobility infrastructure due to the geographic location. We counteract this infrastructure by inviting international artists to the region. We try to counteract population decrease & conservative social beliefs by bringing a “stream of difference” into the region focussing on a strong educational purpose for all inhabitants.  All our projects foster alternative ways to develop and promote the region by combining contemporary arts with regional rural heritage.
Mani d.o.o.

September 14, 2017

Zahra Mani & Karin Schorm founded Mani d.o.o. in 2005.

Working in the Istrian peninsula, Mani is dedicated to the dissemination and development of contemporary cultural practice in non-urban environments.

Artists, curators, writers, thinkers, performers and audiences are invited to lay aside preconceived notions of what art is, or how culture works, and enter into an open-minded, communicative and conscious perception of new and traditional cultural practice.

Mani d.o.o. was co-organizer of  the EU co-funded project "Phonart - the Lost Languages of Europe" 2010-2012.

Enterprise Z

September 14, 2017

Mia Zabelka, composer, musician and curator, founded Enterprise Z in 2002.

The cultural organisation, which is dedicated to the realisation of contemporary art performance projects in public space, has pioneered a number of regional, national and border-crossing initiatives that provide a platform for artists and create synergies between audiences, cultural actors and curatorial groups.

Enterprise Z was co-ordinator of the EU co-funded project "Phonart - the Lost Languages of Europe" 2010 - 2012 and curates a number of cultural events in Austria including the biennial Phonofemme Festival, which was launched in Vienna in 2009, the regular "Klangfest" events and artist residencies at Klanghaus Untergreith, Global Kids (workshops for children), amongst many other initiatives.

Echoes Philosophy

September 12, 2017

Strands of identity, places and people are woven together to make up the cultural landscape. These strands leave physical, cultural, individual, emotional, historical, ethnic, linguistic and social traces; traditions, places, memories and forgetting are the fabric of peoples' lives – collective memories woven into the landscape. Art and culture are expressions of people from and in places and traditions that transcend boundaries by being audible, visible, able to be perceived. Lost landscapes, places and traces are subsumed by new social, political, geographic situations but they remain and find new expression in new encounters. Echoes are a form of communication. Artists and researchers are invited to seek these echoes together, to discover and reflect on elements of culture and society, of progress and communities, creativity and separation. These refections give rise to new work, responses to the discovered traces, which generate their own resonances. The project intends, by inviting participants to engage more closely with the hidden layers of their surroundings, to catalyse a subtle movement against the contemporary dominance of individuality and materialism in society, encouraging a shift towards a climate of social tolerance and respect for people and landscapes.
European Culture

September 12, 2017

ECHOES emanate from individual and collective histories of people and their natural or constructed surroundings. Landscapes stand for material and immaterial heritage, for culture as the basis of individual and group identity. ECHOES invites diverse artists and researchers (agents of cultural reflection), along with local populations and audiences, to hear, capture and work with echoes. Artists will use these to develop new works that, once made, become resonating objects or ideas, sending their own echoes to broader audiences beyond regional borders, catalysts for more new echoes. Art and culture are essential components of society that help to foster curiosity, imagination and mutual respect. The focus on echoes and landscapes invites local and international participants to rethink established social structures regarding human relationships to our surroundings.
Alp Adriatic Network

September 12, 2017

ECHOES is a practical artistic approach to broadening awareness of culture in the region through artistic mobility, addressing new audiences and furthering research capacities in interactive projects that aim to act as a catalyst for further networks in other regions. THE ECHO COLLECTIVE is spread across decentralized urban and rural areas. We work across borders and are located in the periphery. In a geographic sense, we democratize the cultural process by mobilizing culture, shaping the art-world and applied research from outside major cities. We bring international artists to rural audiences, create platforms for cultural dialogue across physical and disciplinary borders, merging genres and practices from traditional and experimental art and performance to academic research and publishing, utilizing media and technology to broaden European cultural outreach.
SAJETA Photo Workshop

July 29, 2017

SAJETA Festival 2017

July 09, 2017

Görtschitztal Echoes

January 11, 2017

The team of Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt conducts a field research project in the polluted landscape of Görtschitztal, where soil and cattle fodder were contaminated by waste from local factories. One aim of the project is to retrieve images of Görtschitztal which go beyond that of the "poisoned valley", which dominate the media reports. At the moment we gather data relating to the inside- and outside-perceptions of the echoes of this "hidden landscape". Together with students of Klagenfurt University we made fieldtrips and interviewed inhabitants of Görtschitztal to learn more about their point of view. First results will be presented in our workshop in February 2017.

KLANGFEST Echoes the sound of Europe

November 02, 2016

This autumn's Klangfest was held from 28 to 30 October and is dedicated to "The Sound of Europe". It is part of the project entitled "ECHOES FROM INVISIBLE LANDSCAPES“.
Enterprise Z's first contribution to this initiative is the project "The Sound of Europe" at Klanghaus Untergreith, where sounds, tones and noise were collected on a trip across Europe and compiled to form a sound map of the continent. These recordings made in cities including, among others, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Bucharest, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Lisbon and Brussels reflect the cultural and social diversity of Europe. One central aim of this collection of sounds was to locate artistic and cultural activities that are largely undiscovered and thus "invisible".

"The Sound of Europe" is a sound installation that will be presented at the Sound Gallery of Klanghaus on the three festival days. Artists and creatives who entered into resonance on these trips will present their work. The Klanghaus lends itself as the resonating body that amplifies the echoes generated by the agents of cultural reflection and making them heard across geographic regional borders.