___Two third of all fish species living in the Dutch freshwater belongs to a group of ‘hearing specialists’ and are highly sensitive for sound. This group, among many others, will experience the negative effects of the increasing underwater noise nuisance. In general, the effects of noise pollution on aquatic ecology are still obscure. Noise pollution is, among others, caused by the off-shore industry, construction activity, fishery, and water sports.

In the artistic project Aquatocene, Robertina Šebjanič investigates the impact of noise pollution on the aquatic ecosystem in lakes, rivers, and seas. Since 2016 Šebjanič travels all around the world to record the noise nuisances that are found in our waters. Her large database of sound, that is still growing, have set the starting point for her audiovisual performances and installations. With her project, Šebjanič aims to open up a discussion about the aquatic ecology and the noise pollution that is occurring.

Robertina will present different performances and installations as part of the In the Age of Post-Drought exhibtion series and will give a workshop in which she will take her participants on an expedition to the underwater soundscapes. After the introduction, you’ll literaly dive into the underwater world, measure and record underwater pollution. The workshop will was part of the Into the Great Wide Open festival (only audience can attend) and one last workshop session will be organized on Mon. 30 September in the IJ-lake area in Amsterdam and the EYE filmmuseum.

Workshop locations & dates:
29 Aug. -1 Sept. Vlieland, North Sea (Into the Great Wide Open Festival, sold out)

Mon. 30 Sept., 1 Oct, 2 Oct. , Amsterdam IJ-lake (in and near to EYE film Museum, sold out)
time: 13.00 – 16.00h.
address: EYE, IJ promenade 1, Amsterdam
Max. amount of 10 participants
Participation fee: 25 Euro p.p.  (service costs excluded). Buy your ticket here.


Participation via registration only
Please contact Bela Rofe for registrations and questions:

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Supported by:

Transnatural LabelCreative Industries fund NLAmsterdams Fonds voor de KunstPrins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Stichting Stokroos, Mondriaan Fund