with the Collection

online sound intervention, 2020 - next 21 years

images converted to the sound (more than 8000 pieces). 

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without it. It’s one of the first things you experienced when you woke up and the last thing you hear at night. Its invisible vibrations travel through the air in all directions. It can define a space, it triggers memories and can describe almost any area of human experience or imagination… and when you hear it, you become a witness of the energy making its journey...


“The sound circulated like an autonomous being whose tentacles needed to experience a sensitive awareness of the terrain” - Ondjaki



This work is based on the idea of transforming the photo archive of the museum’s art collection into the sound form.The notion of archive carries the evidence of past, marks the time, cultural and historical context accumulating in its core the subject of memory and projections. By using the methodology of generating the sound waves from the digital images I am interested in representing the archive/collection of the museum in the shape that can be transmitted to the surrounding environment in movements on the molecular level. This sound intervention is an attempt to find an alternative way to mediate the art collection/archive providing its existence in another dimension. To the sounds from the digital images, as an essential tool for the conceptual approach I’ve used the program that operates on a similar principle to the optoelectronic synthesizer ANS.



A new generated sound texture of one artwork from the collection of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU) Rijeka is published every day on this website.

This work is developed as an integral part of David Maljkovic’s exhibition With the Collection at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka and supposed to be exhibited on March 28th, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this work couldn't get the full materialization in the space of the museum but will continue to exist online and as proposals published on the website of MMSU.

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