Toni Meštrović


closed-circuit sound installation with light
7 audio channels

Solo exhibition curated by Sabina Salamon at the MMC KIBLA / KiBela Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, September 2 – 24 2022

The artwork “Interleaving” is a continuation of the artistic process in closed-circuit form, which questions the topic of surveillance. The installation consists of seven audio channels that create feedback through their interconnection. Six directional microphones and seven directional ultrasound panels are used in two closed circuits. The circles overlap and form an interleaved circle within a circle. The system is self-sufficient and does not depend on the interaction with the audience, which cancels or modulates it by moving and interleaving sounds other than ultrasonic feedback. The space remains visually bare; it contains only microphones on stands, audio mixers, loudspeaker panels on the walls, and cables running across it. What fills the space is invisible sound. Sound in beams forming a geometric drawing. The visitors experience the sound drawing with different intensity, depending on their movement, their entering and exiting the invisible beams of the ultrasound feedback. The light in the space consists of directional spotlights, which are the only visual illustration of the direction in which the sound moves.