marko batista | microrobotic machines

During 2014 four writers (curator Andreja Hribernik, media art curator Jurij Krpan, sound art curator and theorist Luka Zagoričnik and I) were invited by Aksioma Project Space and Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti to contribute texts for media artist Marko Batista’s publication Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients.

“MicroRobotic machines, as Marko Batista calls his responsive sys – tems, are environments in which electronic, digital, mechanical and chemical processes become audible and visible. They are directed towards exploring acoustic localisation and the arrangement of sound in space, with which they regulate the perceptual spectrum, they choreograph the movement of the listeners in space, and they construct immersive, aesthetic ambients. They are based on vari – ous research tasks, which are grounded in the field of electronics, physics or rather acoustics, chemistry and nanoparticles, and other natural sciences. The machines produce practical conditions for the exploration of the phenomenology of sound and perception. The audio-visual abstractions, which have no fixed or anticipated point of origin, are issued from all directions as if in an unpredict – able neuronal data network…” For more please read the book available on demand in hard copy version and also available online at the following link.

[title] Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients
[artist] Marko Batista
[exhibition curator, publication editor] Andreja Hribernik, Andreja Hribernik
[text] Andreja Hribernik, Jurij Krpan, Ida Hiršenfelder, Luka Zagoričnik
[production] Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana and Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec
[co-production] Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
[artistic director of aksioma] Janez Janša
[producer] Marcela Okretič
[technical support] Maja Batista, Urška Batista, Žiga Palčar
[year of publishing] 2014
[special thanks] Maja Batista, the Batista family, Kapelica Gallery, Boštjan Čadež, Nataša Mušević,
Srdjan Deba, Primož Juvan, Lina Rica, Miljenko Kadič, Brane Ždralo,
Matija Praznik, Žiga Palčar

[photos from the opening at UGM Studio] Vesna Mitrović

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