MOCHVARA GALLERY presents
Marko Batista (SI):Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients, solo exhibition
@ Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb, 15. - 18. April 2015
Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients, solo exhibition of Marko Batista presented for the first time in 2014; nine artworks produced in the last six years are presented to the audience. This responsive overview on the artist’s work reacts to the audience in space, while site-specific exhibition set-up changes depending on the features of space where it is presented. Batista’s work, situated at the intersection of performative intermedia practices, sound and visual installations, and physical-sensorial experiments, explores both the material nature of the technology as well as our perception of it. Batista on one hand de-mystifies technology since he uses low-tech elements and visually in a clear way exposes the technological processes. However the artist in his installations also introduces the element of the unknown and moves on the cusp between controlled and chaotic modular systems. By setting up the temporary and process based in a gallery environment, Batista in this exhibition emphasizes also the transformation of time through events and duration.
Production of works:
- Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art: Parallel Digital Structures, H220, Time Diagrams, CHEM:SYS:REACTOR, Optolyth
- K6/4 Institute – Kapelica Gallery: Error Trash, Hybrid Audio-Mechanical Machines, Bentronix
- Marko Batista: SIPHON:SYS:APPARATUS
Marko Batista, a Ljubljana based tech-mixed-media artist, sound researcher, video experimentalist and AV performer. Batista focuses on themes such as displaced sound-scapes, video transformation processes, networking data, collaboration, linking concepts, hybrid spaces and other fields of contemporary media art. He is the founding member of experimental multimedia group Klon:Art:Resistance. He participated at numerous festivals and exhibition like 10. Istanbul Biennale; Ars Electronica 2008; Cellsbutton#3 - International Media Festival, Indonesia; Zero Gallery - Transmediale Berlin; NetAudio Festival London; Device_art 4.013 Prague; project Spajalica, MMSU Rijeka; Temporary Object and Hybrid Ambients, KGLU - Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti Slovenia.
Mochvara Gallery, april 2015
organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club; KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis; Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
concept: KONTEJNER kontejner.org
curators of Mochvara Gallery: KONTEJNER | Ena Hodžić & Tereza Teklić