Cona Institute


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Cona zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti
Peričeva 7, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Irena Pivka, Artistic Director, Producer, Designer
Brane Zorman, Director, Producer, Program Leader, Sound Engineer
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Past Events
  • 29 November to 1 December 2018
    A lecture Ways of Listening and Sound Integration of Space and Time Within Contemporary Art Practise by Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman (Cona Institute); a lecture Constant Present. A Few Thoughts on the Contemporary Acousmata and performance event PARADISCO (flux hortus) by Petra Kapš (OR poesis); and a sound performance EMS by Brane Zorman, at the founding congress of CESSE Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology, at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary
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  • 11 October 2018
    Brane Zorman (Cona Institute) performs LU-na MO-on reflect at Panke Gallery in Berlin, Germany
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  • 26 January to 25 February 2018
    An exhibition of video works Projected Visions. From art in the urban context to fiction and dystopia, a part of the project, curated by Barbara Borčić, DIVA Station, SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts, Miha Štrukelj's installation, Neja Tomšič's performance and and GardenWALK by Irena Pivka/Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), co-organised by Apollonia, European Art Exchanges, at Apollonia Venue in Strasbourg, France
  • 26 October to 28 October 2017
    The participative installation Movement for Public Speech by Polonca Lovšin; the interactive monument Moonolith by Martin Bricelj Baraga, supported by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union; and the gardenWALK sound artwork by Irena Pivka & Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), at Apollonia’s garden, Lieu d’Europe, Robertsau area in Strasbourg, France
  • 17 September 2017
    EMS Memory Trackers, a sound performance by Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Berlin, Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin, at Spektrum in Berlin, Germany
  • 19 November to 22 November 2015
    Field Frequency Flux, an in situ soundwalk by Brane Zorman and Irena Pivka (Cona Institute) at the Locus Sonus – Mobile Audio Fest Marseille at ESAAix, Fondation Vasarely, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Parc Longchamp in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, France
  • 24 September 2015
    Hidden Materia, a talk with and performance by Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), at Music Hackspace in London, United Kingdom
  • 25 October 2014
    Hidden Materia, a spatial sound performance by Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), at G12HUB in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 23 October 2014
    Hidden Materia, a spatial sound performance by Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), at Salon Izidor Kršnjavi in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1 December to 18 December 2011
    Wireless Feelings by The Sweetest Band audio project by Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič presented at the Radio Arts Space of the Cona Institute and at the 6th edition of the Streeming Festival in The Hague, Netherlands

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CONA Institute for Contemporary Art Procesing was established in 2007 by the musician and new media artist Brane Zorman and the architect and scenographer Irena Pivka. The institute owes its name to Cona (Zone), an ongoing series of engaged urban artistic projects related to migration issues that the duo has been developing since 2001. Its main activity, mission and objective is production of contemporary art projects merging different fields of creativity, mainly classified in multimedia and musical arts, encouraging and producing education activities.


Cona also produces the Beitthron electronic music project, run by Brane Zorman, and together with the Intima Virtual Base Institute coproduces the Ballettikka Internettikka series of web-based performances. Since 2008 Cona runs a temporary independent analogue radio station RadioCona which has become an important agent in claiming public radio-frequency space for artistic and broader social contexts. In 2018 the CONA Institute started a guest programme at the Steklenik Gallery, a gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art.

Another long lasting project that evolved since 2009 ZVO.ČI.TI DUO is a musical series of electroacoustic performative sound events premiering works created in collaboration between a Slovenian and an international artist.

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