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Robertina Šebjanič is an artist/researcher whose work explores the biological, geopolitical and cultural realities of aquatic environments and the impact of humanity on other organisms. In her analysis of the Anthropocene and its theoretical framework, the artist uses the terms “aquatocene” and “aquaforming” to refer to the human impact on aquatic environments.
Her works received awards and nominations at Prix Ars Electronica, Starts Prize, Falling Walls, Re:Humanism and others.
Atlantic Tales - Selachophilia : Cetorhinus Maximus – Limaria Hians
Atlantic Tales – Selachophilia: Cetorhinus Maximus – Limaria Hians weaves together mythologies and sciences, humans and non-humans, to speak of our ability to address challenges in the age of the Anthropocene. The story protagonists are the migratory basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) and the flame shell (Limaria hians), a small species, endemic to the North Atlantic waters. The author had the opportunity to encounter both during her residency on the RV Celtic Explorer scientific research vessel in Ireland. The immersive installation intertwines the story, sung in the traditional Irish sean-nós style, with the narration of a storyteller and field recordings from above and below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sean-nós vocals : Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin, Róisín Seoighe
Narration : Polona Torkar
Recording of narration : Rok Kovač
Sound mastering : Aleš Hieng Zergon
Production 2019–2020 : Aerial/Sparks, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
Production 2021 : Kino Šiška and Zavod Sektor