SITE SPECIFIC AUDIO/VISUAL INTERVENTION
Over the past few years, intermedia artist Marko Batista has conceived a series of experimental performances and installations whose common denominator reveals itself, above all, in the analytical exploration and development of abstract sound and video structures, usually established in relation to various electrochemical or improvised, DIY, as it were, electronic processes.
In his projects, Batista usually uses such processes in the sense of entry variables, that is to say, as a sort of immaterial and, at the same time, unpredictable, yet, still malleable matter, which – via various modular interfaces and return loops at the exit from the system – generates dynamic frequency compositions, which travel to the spectator’s senses in the form of audible or visual signals. In devising these complex installations, which inhabit the intersection of technology and art, the author thus explores the phenomenology of sound and image in relation to their mutual correlation and, in doing so, he paves the way for new experiential and aesthetic potentials in the context of contemporary techno reality.
Batista’s intermedia projects are also characterised by the movement through the spaces of liminal situations, which occur in chaotic, unstable systems; the author makes the most of the changes in physical quantities of matter, interferences and mutations generated by his audio-visual “machines” and he fashions them into an environment of rhizomatic entities; in this manner, he populates the emergent audio-visual landscape with moments of the unpredictable and the inimitable.
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2013
Artistic Director: Janez Janša
Executive Producer: Sonja Grdina
Public Relations: Mojca Zupanič
Technical support: Primož Juvan, Urška Batista, Brane Ždralo, Miljenko Kadič, Matija Praznik, Dejan Kastelic
Partner: Zavod Bunker
The programme of Aksioma Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.
Sponsor: Datacenter d.o.o.
Thanks: Zavod K6/4 – Kapelica Gallery