Adam Basanta: Sunken Treasures (2018)

Aquarium, cassette tape, speaker cones, waterproof paper, aquarium wavemaker.

Ancient remains, floating at the bottom of the ocean. Discarded, or shipwrecked, drowned. The speed in which technologies are thrown away creates a quiet ecosystem with a slow pulse. Whose lives were these? Even as a species facing ecological demise, we retain a unique obsession to connect separate artifacts into a cohesive story. The bottom of a psychological ocean is a curiosity box.

Adam Basanta is an artist, composer, and performer of experimental music. His work explores technological practices as active, participatory, multi-sensory performances, which are distributed throughout a variety of human, cultural, material and computational agencies.

Adam Basanta webpage

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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 and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.