Martin Bricelj Baraga: MOONOLITH

Sound&light installation at Lighting Guerrilla Festival


Monday, 15 September 2014 at 9 pm Atrij ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana

Open from 15 to 27 September 2014

Moonolith communicates between 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm

Moonolith is a responsive sculptural organism whose functions are conditioned by activities in the outer space as well as in its immediate proximity. The object is a special monument which, however, does not represent any important event or personality; rather, it is dedicated to the outer space, or to the passing of time. As such, it symbolises the dark matter of the universe, its time and spatial given facts which invariably reflect also in the microcosm of every individual. Thus, Moonolith functions as a sensorial clock whose continuously transforming surface reacts on the phases of the Moon, but the giant black sphere showing constellations of stars also reacts – visually, with sounds, in real time – to the visitors in its vicinity. The object functions as a complex interactive interface and mediator between man and the universe.

Martin Bricelj Baraga is an inter-media artist, producer and curator. His interactive projects, audio-visual performances and collaborative works explore complex relations between man and technology. He is also interested in social aspects of contemporary pop culture, and in political dimensions of mediated realities. His works frequently show fascination with technology intertwined with elements of science fiction. He founded, among other things, the Sonica Festival in Ljubljana, and is the head of the MoTA Museum of Transitory Art. His works were presented at numerous galleries and festivals at home and abroad.

Support: Akripol d.o.o., Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana.

Thanks: Denis Orač, Primož Pugelj, Nataša Mrkonjič, Andre Goncalves, David Veneman, Carolien Teunisse, Erik Margan, Uroš Veber.

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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.

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