Robertina Šebjanič, Sofia Crespo and Feileacan McCormick

RUK x PiNa Residency

In July 2021 Robertina Šebjanič, Sofia Crespo and Feileacan McCormick were hosted by PiNA, at the international art residency of the RUK network.

Their project, Interweaving the Subaqueous – AquA(l)formings follows the thread of a more-than-human inhabitant of the Adriatic Sea, who records, or encodes a form of oceanic »memory« as a by-product of its existence. Through a conceptual braiding of the fields of art, marine biology, artificial intelligence and sound, it gives a poetic reflection upon the Pinna Nobilis – the noble pen shell and meadows of seagrass as part of a continuous cycle of presence. This looping act, enacted over time, is at once an encoding and decoding of lived experience, one that connects it to a geological scale. Through attempting to unveil this hidden storytelling, a space is woven that aims to nurture the potential for empathic development of interspecies and our relationships with the more-than-human in the ever-changing present, that can be woven into many potential futures.

Artists: Robertina Šebjanič, Sofia Crespo and Feileacan McCormick
Consultancy: Matjaž Ličer, Marko Vivoda
Mechanical part development: Scenart, Ljubljana
Special thanks: Manja Rogelja, Aquarium Piran, Borut Jerman
Production: PiNA, 2021