Ambrosia Zone

[Sonic Installation]

AMBROSIA ZONE is a sonic installation made in the most frequent pedestrian street in a city. It is a quadraphonic reproduction of improvised and accidentally recorded sound ranging from a noise to articulated tones and voices, which permanently run from one loudspeaker to the other, creating soundscape within boundaries of the Zone. It considers passersby as eventual audience.

AMBROSIA ZONE originated from Ambrosia’s interests in new approaches of ratification of urban areas. It is a phantasm of a dynamic space-time of everyday life of a street which is not measured strictly and functionally to be practiced as a lunatic power of velocity and control.
AMBROSIA ZONE in an architecture which hinders a hasting Subject making her/him aware of a surrounding which otherwise slips his/her consciousness due to obsession with (ideologically) imposed goals. Ironically, limited as the zone, being short-termed and accidental, being a simulation within the simulacrum in which it is positioned, AMBROSIA ZONE just benignly and temporarily overwrites the space-time by adding some new esthetics to the attention it provoked.

Soundtrack made and recorded by: Ognjen Šavija and Nebojša Šavija – Valha

* Festival “AMBROSIA IN GENERE LJUBLJANA '97”, Čopova Street, Ljubljana, 13.02.1997.
* Festival “Sarajevska Zima”, Ferhadija Street, Sarajevo, 15.02.1997.
* “Action Week Against Racism”, Ferhadija Street, Sarajevo, 02.2001.
* URBAN Festival, Tkalčićeva Street, Zagreb, 06.2001.

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AMBROSIA is a nonprofit (noncommercial) cultural (art) association, founded in Sarajevo, in February 1995 in an encounter of seven people who recognized mutually supplementary aesthetics and world views (Weltanschaung)