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StonyTellers 



StonyTellers are travellers on a journey through a virtual landscape in an anxious reality. Stones forced to move, do, and tell in a terrain which humans remoulded for their own needs. 


Photo: Stonytellers / Courtesy of the artists.

Photo: Stonytellers / Courtesy of the artists.
Photo: Stonytellers / Courtesy of the artists.

EMOTION, ATTENTION, BELIEF and MEMORABILITY are the cornerstones of their artistic practice – their superpowers, as they like to call them. Their work is the result of collective discussions, shared struggles, anxieties and desires, heavily influenced by social media doomscrolling and their own experiences. They intend to tell stories in order to take back the power of community allyship, create a space for discussion and planning positive outcomes.

In the past year, they have developed different projects exploring themes and methods of storytelling, sustainability, permaculture principles, the art system and precarious artistic positions within it. Whether working in the garden, telling fairy tales of globalization, writing a recipe book for burnout or making a gossip podcast, their projects always combine different performative, collaborative and participatory elements to find out how the systems we are all participating in could be reshaped to be more responsive to everyone's needs.


Photo: Stonytellers / Courtesy of the artists. 

StonyTellers is an art platform that was established in 2019. In 2013 and 2022, hunger stones with the inscribed dates of the years of drought emerged again from the Elbe river. The first stone soup was cooked in Ljubljana in 2019. In 2020 the stone emoji was introduced. They are stones, women, feminists, artists, storytellers, students, curators, gardeners, psychologists, bartenders, babysitters, intercultural workers, ceramists, economists, grant applicants, production managers, custodians, graphic designers, photographers, PR managers, partners, wives, singles, daughters, sisters.


Etc. is an annual magazine, dedicated to showcasing current artistic production from the Baltic to the Balkans.
Based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, each issue is dedicated to a relevant topic in art and life. Founded to promote emerging artists, its goal is to initiate a dialogue, inspire collaborations, and challenge set views.