LUKA MUROVEC

architecture and art for public places






︎EARTH WASN’T ALWAYS CALLED EARTH

A MONUMENT TO HEALTHY SOILS
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October 2024
/ Sculpture, Public Space
/ Ljubljana, Slovenia
/ MAO Museum of Architecture and Design
/ RTVSLO ︎︎︎
with Dr. Martina Modic, Institute Jožef Štefan and Artist Brad Downey

"Earth Wasn’t Always Called Earth" is a sculpture made from natural materials, serving as a symbol for sustainability. The sculpture reminds visitors that biodiversity depends heavily on healthy soils, an element that most of us take for granted. The artwork will become a unique habitat for different forms of life, naturally inhabiting it and making it their home. The sculpture’s presence in the zoo creates a lasting legacy of learning, inspiring generations of visitors to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the natural world and to take action to protect it for the future.

︎MUCKHARDT STUDIO

SOUND STUDIO
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2024
/ Design
/ Scotland
/ James Ginzburg, Emptyset 
Studio for Sound Art in the Scotish Countryside. 

Fabrication: Victor Navarro, Axel Timm, Eric Cardinale
Photo: James Ginzburg

︎DOCUMENTA FIFTEEN

DIRECT MEDIA - X
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Placed in the public space of Karlsraue Park, adjacent to the Kassel Art School's Department of Sound, stands a 2-meter-tall metallic sculpture. Its sturdy front panel, made of perforated steel, acts as a protective shield for its high-definition speakers and subwoofer. Through this integration, the sculpture has the capability to emit carefully selected audio artworks, enveloping the surrounding area with immersive and pristine sound.

X is a transversal axis of Direct Media [Department of Sound] / Kunsthochschule Kassel conveying media-specific practices and a subsequent series of publications done in collaboration with the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology. 

︎RADICAL PLAYGROUNDS

TRANSFORMING A PARKING LOT INTO A PARK FOR ART AND PLAY
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Public spaces are where strangers come together. They show both what brings us together and what sets us apart. City playgrounds are especially important public places because they're where we balance rules and freedom, the familiar and the unknown, and safety with taking chances. 

Together with architects, artists, mediators, thinkers, neighbours and visitors, we will transform the Gropius Bau parking lot into a public space of encounter. Ultimately, “Radical Playgrounds” is about what we might need very much now: some hope and resilience.

Curated by Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius and Joanna Warsza
Architecture: raumlaborberlin



︎AIR PILLOW SOUND LAB

HEKA ︎︎︎
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2023
/ Pneumatic Structure
/ Port of Koper, Slovenia
/ IZIS Festival ︎︎︎ 
Experimental Sound Lab goes into Public Space.

The Experiential Sound Studio in HEKA Art&Science Lab was designed in dialogue with the space, aiming to harness the power of digital spatial sound for artistic expression.

Fabrication: Rok Pahor, Tia Avšec

Photo: Ana Markežič, Borut Jerman, Aleš Rosa