9 11 2016

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.


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.



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.

Photo by Moderna Galerija

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.”
Curator’s statement


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.


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.


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


22 04 2016

Device_art exhibition including my audio installation “Bentronix” will open on May 12th in Montreal (CA) organised in partnership with canadian organisation Eastern Bloc, Kapelica gallery and Kontejner from Zagreb.



16 03 2016

Jan Turk & Marko Batista

Website about sound research on isolated acoustic environments in now online. Please have a look. Klick on the image below.

The sound work and audio-visual performances are based on recording process and sound implementation within the ‘site-specific’ acoustic space of the wild natural cave. Exploiting the acoustic properties and characteristics of the natural habitat authors identify as the primary compositional element and the environment for the emergence of the specific electro-acoustic composition.

Throughout the process artists made several sound recordings inside the cave. Recording experiments were made via acoustic potential of various materials found in the cave and also as intervention with the electronic sounds made by audio equipment they brought inside the cave.


FM exhibition radioCona:0.2425

1 03 2016

We are very excited to announce tonights radioCona:0.2425 broadcast starting at about 6.00pm (GMT+1.00). Jan Turk and Marko Batista will premiere Cave astronauts at 9.30 pm! Tune in!!

FM 88.8 (Ljubljana) and stream   www.radioCona