26th MFRU Infrastructure Complex: Altered Earth
23.–29. September 2020, Maribor, Slovenia
Asia Bazdyrieva, Solveig Suess:
Making of Earths
Maxim Brezhnev, Christopher Friess, Marlene Fröhlich, Chris Izsák, Luise Lutz, Luīze Nežberte, Elisa Pezza, Leonhard Pill, Julian Siffert:
Private Dots and Public Clouds
Private Dots and Public Clouds is based on a recording of a silent online meeting using a video conference software. During this meeting, the artists refrained from talking and tried to listen to the space that emerged out of the overlapping sounds of all our individual environments within their laptop speakers.
Brida, Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica:
The Plantportation research project has been conceived as a multi-layer venture into the dimension of quantum entanglement and thereby its possible theoretical consequences and interactions, which also include quantum teleportation.
Daniel Burda, Anežka Horova, František Fekete, Lukáš Likavčan:
Planet, Zone, Grid: A contemporary view on infrastructures
Max Hampshire, Paul Seidler:
Temporal Secessionism – Timezone #1
The Cost of Existence
In the framework of konS, Projekt Atol will produce and manage a mobile ecological laboratory with the working name ISOLAB 3000, which will be equipped with systems for receiving, processing and visualising data gathered by remote sensing and mobile environmental sensor networks. It will also serve as an emergency mobile environmental station.
Trauma and Identity after Computing
Just as there are many diverse genealogies of computers, AI, algorithms or the digital, so there are many problems tearing apart our current societies, from resurgence of populism and nationalism to the lack of dialogue or commitment to reasoning or science. Janoščík attempts to connect and transcend these complexities by presenting his speculative history, developing a media theory of trauma and hijacking of the current popular culture. A few remarks about his own work and affective investment in the art school environment make a coda, an exemplification of this trauma-oriented, pharmacological and pop-philosophical approach.
Petra Kapš (OR poiesis):
OR poiesis: YAMAMAYU
YAMAMAYU is a bio-acoustic sound-research project centring on the sonority of the Japanese oak silkmoth, a nocturnal moth that, between the middle and the end of the 19th century, successfully assimilated in Slovenian deciduous forests.
Latent space walk
Harnessing the Market
Miranda Moss, Daniel Brownell:
Gallus Gallus Roboticus
The website tracks Moss and Brownell’s distanced, virtual-based collaboration as they develop the upcoming project Gallus Gallus Roboticus, as part of the project konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art.
Omsk Social Club:
Examining the Transmogrifying Panopticon
Using their own work Real Game Play as a departure point, Omsk Social Club will examine the use of Fiction-Theory in its unabridged living form. Exploring the modes in which terraforming life becomes not only a task of survival but also a task of crafting reality positions for better or worse in our current world and how we could collectively hack these systems to manifest imaginative living, transformative social presence and alternative landscapes before others do it for us.
Zen Flesh <> Zen Blood
Geography and Geographying. Notes on the Normative Disposition of Analytical Models
The 8-channel sound installation links science and art. From the viewpoint of art, the scientific investigation of vibrational signals emitted by animals (biotremology) is especially interesting because of the sonic manifestation of animal activity; through a specific organisation of a sound mass, such investigation can also extend to the field of interspecies communication.
Špela Petrič, Miha Turšič:
In his Cosmic Rain project, the artist Tilen Sepič analyses and visualises the phenomenon of “cosmic rays”, high-energy particles invisible to the naked eye that originate in space, mostly outside our solar system.
Zoran Srdić Janežič:
Biobot: Laboratory situation
The project is dedicated to soft tissue engineering and developing a robot with functioning biological muscle which moves the body. On the frontiers of art that uses live materials to create new forms, these new creatures raise ontological and ethical questions about their status, new protocols of handling and question our attitude towards them.
An interview with RadicalxChange founder Glen Weyl
Throughout art history, some artworks have been lucky enough to be understood not simply as art, but as useful tools, public spaces, cultural phenomena, or memes. Line Rider is one such artwork.
Black Market: 6gb ending