FLUID PARTICLES OF VULCANIC ASH

19 10 2017

Cultural Centre TOBAČNA 001, Ljubljana
Opening of the exhibition will be on Friday, 27 October at 7 p.m.

The exhibition Fluid Particles of Volcanic Ash is part of a multiannual project in which Marko Batista prompts the viewer to reflect on the problem of modern post-fact society in relation to technological progress. Technological systems are not perfect, predictable, self-contained and complete, but rather unstable, and it is precisely this point that serves as the premise of Batista’s exploration.
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COMPUTER ARTS FESTIVAL

3 10 2017

MARKO BATISTA: SONIC GEOMETRY OF SPACE
sound art exhibition
Produced by  Aksioma, Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana


10.10.2017 – Exhibition opening

GALLERY DLUM
Židovska ulica 10,
Maribor – Slovenia
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LOKUS:303

20 09 2017

Marko Batista, Srdjan Deba, Boštjan Čadež

23rd September 8 pm–10:22 pm Šance, Ljubljana Castle

‘ART IN PUBLIC SPACE” EVENT

The intermedia project entitled Locus:303 originates from the installation Electronic Church by Marko Batista and Srdjan Deba (production Aksioma 2014, coproduction Forum Ljubljana) from 2014. It is an electroacoustic light sculpture that intervenes in the medieval architecture of the space.

The installation is a part of the ‘Art in Public Space’ event with the aim “… to emphasize the signifcance of contemporary art and to show its importance in public. The desire is to establish an equal partnership with urban planners and architects, as well as other creators of the public sphere. It is about connecting the elements between disciplines, between theoretical standpoints and practical use, between academic concepts and actual efectiveness” says curator Matena Bassin.

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MARKO BATISTA @ AKSIOMA

9 11 2016

SONIC GEOMETRY OF SPACE
sound art exhibition

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana

16 November – 9 December 2016
Opening hours: TUE-FRI 12 pm – 6 pm

In his works Marko Batista analytically thematises DIY electro-acoustic processes at the intersection of electronic sound, technology and contemporary art. His exhibition in Aksioma will be on as a prototype of a hyper-acoustic capsule. The ambient set-up designed by Marko stems from long-standing sound experiments, for his work is based on the exploration of dynamic self-generating systems and the phenomenology of sound resonances in space.

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Spatial sound, which is characteristic of Marko’s work, is created by means of aesthetically designed modular interfaces and prototypical acoustic resonators, which were designed especially for the exhibition. The material for the exhibition derives from the inventions of the previous millennium; the show problematises the processes of the production of electro-acoustic artefacts and processuality.

 





FLUID PARTICLES VOL.1

10 06 2016

On display

Beyond the Globe | 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3
Curator: Boris GroysOpen: 3 June – 18 September 2016,
Moderna Galerija – Ljubljana

The author explores perception through physical properties of electronic sound in relation to the environment in which it is created. The sound sculpture is comprised of modules based on experimental electro-chemical physics. The whole system is forming a hybrid electro-acoustic environment which maps the architecture of sound in space.

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Electric impulses travel through a series of chemical fluid substances, vulcanic ash material and combine into sound stimuli. The author raises questions about the structure of matter in relation to the molecular stability of universe itself. The sculpture emits a dynamic frequency selection of waves, which change with regard to the oscillation of value between electricity and chemical processes of the present reagents, through which the system is becoming a living organism with the aesthetics of the so-called “space sound”.

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“The exhibition presents many possibilities for the artistic exploration of the topic at hand: the connection between artistic and scientific imagination, the cosmos as analysis of sci-fi culture, perspectives of corporeal immortality and critique of contemporary technology.”
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BEYOND THE GLOBE

30 05 2016

Beyond the Globe | 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3
Curator: Boris Groys

Opening: 3 June 2016 at 8 p.m., Moderna Galerija

In the time of globalisation we have learned that we are dependent on everything that happens around the globe – politically, economically, ecologically. But the Earth is not isolated in the cosmos. It depends on the processes that take place in cosmic space – on black matter, waves and particles, stellar explosions and galactic collapses. And the fate of mankind also depends on these cosmic processes, because all these cosmic waves and particles go through the human body. Mankind’s dependence on cosmic events that are uncontrollable, even unknown, is the source of a specifically modern anxiety – one could say cosmic anxiety.

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The 8th edition of U3 brings an important change: it takes the exhibition outside the national framework. The new concept of U3 focuses on a dialogue between Slovene space and other contexts that are relevant for it. In this it follow the good practice of certain established “peripheral” biennials that focus on their specific time and place and function as a platform for produced meanings and contents with long-term, positive effects on their spaces.





MICROCOSMOS PROJECT

24 05 2016

The forms of things unknown

More than two hundred years old habitat of the Botanical garden is a home to different species of animals and plants. It’s a location that easily leads us into the microscopic world of the local ecosystem. Light and light refractions reveal a fairytale world of microscopically tiny animals. In cooperation with the research platform Proyecto Agua, I design the hybrid nature of two geographically different environments. I’m interested in the relations of colour/spectral elements and light textures in symbiosis with the moving information of a localised biotope, invisible to the naked eye. Digitalized colourful effects of light dictate the movement of the protozoa and thus show the way through the hybrid cross-sections between nature and technology.

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CONTRIBUTORS: Antonio Guillén, Isabel López de Munain in Proyecto Agua

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: dr. Tina Batista, Matija Praznik, Slavko Glamočanin in Boštjan Čadež