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

Radio Cona: Winter FM

11 02 2015

Streaming & Performances:

  • Thursday, 19th February @ Pritličje, Ljubljana   7 P.M.
  • Performances by: Robertina Šebjanič, Petra Kapš, Kikiriki, Miha Ciglar, Marko Batista, Jeff Kolar

The five-day broadcast radioCona:WinterFM resumes and takes to the next level the featured parameters of radioCona activities by stressing the dimension of nocturnal radio transmission. It plays with the idea of heightened perception that can happen only by withdrawing from the daily rhythm of multifunctional hyperactivity. The winter, commonly associated with silence and stillness, outlines the programme’s framework, at once breaking and reflecting on it on different levels.

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11 01 2015

UGM Studio
Leon Štukelj Square 2, Maribor
opening: Friday, 30 January 2015, at 19:00


The exhibition concerns the unveiling of creative space established between art and technology. As an artist, Marko Batista is difficult to situate within a specific artistic direction for his works are created at the intersection of performative intermedia practices, sound and visual installations, and physical-sensorial experiments.

 The basic principle of operation followed by the artist is the exploration of intermediate spaces both in the physical sense, where electronic signal – acoustic or visual – are produced via home-made interfaces, as well as in the ideational sense, where human perception is explored in a world suffused with electronic communication, digital devices and technology. Namely, human perception is adapted to a certain kind of use of technology and, therefore, it is limited to a certain type of experience. By creating hybrid technological, electromagnetic or chemical systems, Marko Batista challenges the mystification of technology while he also opens up new ways of thinking about it. With his experimental systems, which bring together various fields, he expands the field of human sensorial perception and the phenomenology of unstable audio-visual systems in space and time.

radioCona broadcast on RAM LIVE

31 10 2014
radioCona podcast will be broadcasted on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm on
RAM LIVE – program and stream link

Second appointment of The Sound Object: East Europe – 11 hours nonstop radio boradcast from MAXXI Rome in the context ofOpen Museum Open City. Sound through time and space from Russia to Serbia, from Poland to Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Lituania …. with: Generation Z and Polish Futurism, Abramovic/Ulay and Prigov, Tishkov and Rodovanovich, Nitsch and Ganahl, Ligeti and Bumsteinas….

One hour radioCona podcast presents sound works by selected and invited artists that were produced and premiered for
radioCona REuseCity:REuseRadio broadcast (january 2014) features:
Marko Batista: Night After Night 
Vasja Progar: Study in RFI
Simon Macuh: Huuummmmming piramide
Mikro: Zanka
Irena Pivka: Daybreak 6.1
Brane Zorman: Field Frequency Flux


4 10 2014

The international Festival of Computer Arts/ IFCA 2014 wraps the 20 years of research up. This year marks the 20th anniversary of research of bright but also dark sides of computer art, which has never been so convenient, but at the same time, and perhaps because of it, so complex. Looking to the future, the development of technologies, techniques and computer art pushes the boundaries of impossible and moves forward with global steps.

The festival has successfully navigated from its beginnings, in 1994, till the present day, to the point 2.0, which is not only the interactive break point of the modern World Wide Web and the ways of its usage but also the point when the IFCA is turning into the third decade, and thus completely intermedia period.

On the Opening Night Nonotak and Marko Batista will be presenting new intermedia performances at Kino Udarnik at 8:30 p.m.

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LUMINA 2014 – Festival da Luz

14 09 2014

Project by: Marko Batista & Boštjan Čadež

12-14 September
Cascais, Portugal

The 3rd edition of LUMINA Light Festival, taking place in Cascais 12 to 14 September 2014, is showing 26 artworks coming from numerous countries scattered along the Path of Light, offering the public moments of discovery, magic and thrill. The program is varied and includes details that remember us the connection of the Town with the sea and light.

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