Marko Batista: Temporary Objects & Hybrid Ambients


Marko Batista is an artist working at the intersection of science and art. In this book Jurij Krpan, Andreja Hribernik, Ida Hiršenfelder and Luka Zagoričnik brings together four different perspectives on his work.

Krpan’s text analyses Batista’s work chronologically and positions it in the Slovenian as well as the broader cultural space. Hribernik tackles the artist’s work from the perspective of theoretical starting-points. This is taken up by Hiršenfelder, who analyses Batista’s opus primarily in light of the development of contemporary technologies and DIY principles. Rounding out the book, Zagoričnik’s text describes the artist’s projects from the perspective of sound.

By creating hybrid technological, electromagnetic or chemical systems, Marko Batista confronts the mystification of technology while also opening up new ways of thinking about technology. With his experimental systems, which bring together the above-mentioned fields, he expands the sphere of human perception and the phenomenology of unstable audio-visual systems in space and time.

Luka Zagoričnik has been writing on music, organising concerts and sound events, and lecturing or organising lectures, preparing radio and TV shows, acting as journalist and author of reviews, articles and essays for more than 10 years. For more than a decade, he has also been working for Radio Student, five years as music editor. He has been active as moderator, journalist and music critic for the Slovenian national TV (RTV Slovenija) for several years.

Andreja Hribernik, is a curator. Between 2010 and April 2013, she worked at the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana (Museum of Modern Art + Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova) on international projects and projects related to the digital archives of contemporary art. In April 2013, she was appointed as Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, a regional museum specialising in the field of modern and contemporary art.

Ida Hiršenfelder is an art critic, theorist and media art curator. For several years, she published articles on contemporary art and feminism at Radio Student, in the daily newspaper Dnevnik, the journals Likovne besede and Maska. Since 2014, she has been collaborating with the Moderna galerija – working on an online aggregate of contemporary art archives.

Jurij Krpan has been active as Art Director of the Kapelica Gallery, shaping its mission and programme orientation since 1995; the gallery’s work is characterised by explicitness, political charge and commitment to the criteria of contemporary research art, which he supports and promotes also with special events in Slovenia and abroad.

Browse the book:

Credits and more information about this publication HERE


Eds. Andreja Hribernik, Janez Janša
98 pages,
Perfect-bound Paperback
ISBN 978-1-312-68473-7

ISBN 978-1-312-68470-6

Jurij Krpan,
Andreja Hribernik,
Ida Hiršenfelder,
Luka Zagoričnik.

Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2014

Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec