23 11 2015

16th Pixxelpoint, International Media Art Festival 2015
Nova Gorica (Slovenia), Gorizia (Italy)

Duration: 27.11. – 3.12.2015

  • Performance: 1.12.2015   @ 7 pm

. . . . para-Curator: Igor Štromajer

The festival has undergone a metamorphosis over the sixteen years of its existence. Initially a digital arts festival, then an interactive arts festival, followed by new-media festival, then going back to being a media festival, to even being a festival of non-art last year. This year’s edition hints at its possible future, to become simply an arts festival, which is my humble wish. A festival of contemporary, provocative, alternative art.


These objects, these things, may or may not be art – I do not think about that as the para-curator of this year’s 16th edition of the media art festival, nor do I care. If they are, they’re welcome. If not, I don’t care. The only thing I learned from them while preparing for the festival, all they told me, was: Make your own art. Do not expect us to do it for you. Just as we cannot and should not judge people by the color of their skin, nationality, appearance, bank account balance and sexual orientation, so, too, should we not categorize objects according to the criterion of whether or not they are art.

At this festival, we show you the objects forensically: observe them, be respectful towards them, and never trust them. You are entering the autonomous world of things, so, as you are aware, abandon all hope.

300 Feet

17 11 2015

Collective Multimedia Event.

Participating artists:
Lina Rica, Boštjan Čadež, Dominik Mahnič,
Jan Turk, Srđan Deba, Marko Batista

M&M (16 of 34)



7 10 2015

Marko Batista: Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients

Language: English

Contents / Texts: Jurij Krpan ‘Painting with sound’, Andreja Hribernik ‘The fluid space of inscription of artwork, postproduction and assemblages’, Ida Hiršenfelder ‘MicroRobotic Machines’, Luka Zagoričnik ‘Transparent Non-Transparency of Sound’

Marko Batista is an artist working at the intersection of science and art. By creating hybrid technological, electromagnetic or chemical systems, he confronts the mystification of technology while also opening up new ways of thinking about technology. With his experimental systems, which bring together the abovementioned fields, he expands the sphere of human perception and the phenomenology of unstable audio-visual systems in space and time. This book brings together four different perspectives on Marko Batista’s work. Jurij Krpan’s text analyses Marko Batista’s work chronologically and positions it in the Slovenian as well as the broader cultural space. Andreja Hribernik tackles the artist’s work from the perspective of theoretical starting-points. This is taken up by Ida Hiršenfelder, who analyses Batista’s work primarily in light of the development of contemporary technologies and DIY principles. Rounding out the book, Luka Zagoričnik’s text describes the artist’s works from the perspective of sound.



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Edited by Andreja Hribernik and Janez Janša

Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana and Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec, Ljubljana, 2014

Printed and Distributed by: Lulu.com
ISBN: 978-1-312-68473-7

Solo exhibition in Zagreb

7 10 2015

exhibition opening: Wednesday, 15.4.2015, 8:00 pm @ Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb 

Marko Batista in collaboration with Aksioma & Kontejner


UGM-Maribor Art Gallery Photos

7 10 2015

“Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients”

30.1. – 21.2.2015

Marko Batista solo exhibition in Maribor.
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27 04 2015

International exhibition with AV performances​

29th A​pril – 22​th May​, 2015

Project WonderLab represents a construct of interrelated artistic, educational, scientific, technological and performative content promoting the association between art, nature, science and technology, areas which overlap in contemporary artistic theories and practices, as evidenced by experiments of individuals and many recent international festivals, publications and events on the regional and international art scenes. The aim of the project is to encourage creativity and experiment by intercrossing art and science, the results of new research and the possibilities of modern technology, through an intermedia and post media art practice. In recent years, visible progress has been made domestically in such a practice, hence it is necessary to provide a starting platform and institutional support for the development of the local art scene and its connection/ networking with international protagonists, especially on the regional scene.



5 04 2015

exhibition opening: Wednesday, 15.4.2015, 8:00 pm @ Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb 

The exhibition is open from April 16th to April 18th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
free entrance

After precisely three years of absence, the Ljubljana based intermedia artist Marko Batista returns to the Mochvara Gallery. In collaboration with AKSIOMA Institute for contemporary art from Ljubljana, Mochvara gallery this time presents Batista’s retrospective exhibition Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambiances, a series of nine artworks created in the last six years of artistic practices that bring performative intermedia practices, sound and visual installations, and physical-sensorial experiments in an environment oversaturated by machinery, technological diversions and intensive sounds. The retrospective was presented in Slovenia in 2014 and this is its first presentation in Croatia. At the exhibition opening on Wednesday 15th april 2014 at 8.00 p.m. Batista will turn on all of the installation right in front of the audiences, giving all the visitors a secial insight into the impressive mechatronics of its devices. The exhibition in Mochvara Gallery remains opened until 18th april 2015.

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organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club; KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis & AKSIOMA – Institute for contemporary art, Ljubljana, Slovenia


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