DarkStar is a light and sound installation for the public space. It is a synergetic monument for the contemporary city and its urban dweller. Instead of celebrating an important historical landmark or a person, it is devoted to the universe and the passing of time. A large sphere, raised above the heads of its viewers with constellations of stars gently floating across its surface, the monument is best seen at night when its sonic and visual emissions change constantly in real-time response to its onlookers.

DarkStar outdoor version functions as a public clock that reflects lunar phases. The new moon is marked by complete blackness, on a day-by-day basis a band of light grows until full moon when DarkStar is completely illuminated. Through it’s continual rotation, this band of light counts the eternal passing of time, completing one rotation every minute.

However, in combination with the lunar phase this movement also reflects the ephemerality of our relationship with time. After the half moon, when the light area becomes larger than the dark, our perception tells us that it’s the unlit region that is rotating. By full moon when the sculpture is most active and most luminescent, the rotation has disappeared entirely.

Previous presentations:

– GLOW NEXT, Eindhoven 2013: GLOWNEXT Winner!

– EdgeArts, Lisboa 2013

– TodaysArt Festival, Haag 2012

– KINETICA ARTFAIR, London 2012

– SONICA – Festival of Transitory Art, Ljubljana 2011

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms ArtistTalk.eu and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.