After a historical recognition of electronic music and sound’s exploration performed in art galleries – i.e. not in the spaces traditionally dedicated to music – the architect and art curator Jurij Krpan describes Batista’s projects collected in the exhibition Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients 2008–2010.
Batista – who is a tech-mixed-media artist, sound researcher, video experimentalist and AV performer – creates hardware environments that establish connections between digital and analogic, electronic and mechanic, visual and sound, audience and machines. He manages to change the perception of electronic as the realm of precision and perfection, showing its characteristics of unintelligibility and imprecision. Through his live performances, moreover, he explores the phenomenology of audiovisual information by immersing the visitor in the “acoustically visual” ambient, which produces sensory, mental and aesthetic reactions.
Jurij Krpan: Marko Batista: Painting with Sound
Series edited by Janez Janša
Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Represented by: Marcela Okretič
Translation: Polona Petek
Proofreading: Eric Dean Scott
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina
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In the framework of Masters & Servers
Previously published in Andreja Hribernik (ed.), Marko Batista: Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients, pp. 7–22, Aksioma and KGLU, Ljubljana 2014, on the occasion of the exhibition:
The project was realized in partnership with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.