BATISTA: Microcosmos

MARKO BATISTA: Microcosmos


light installation // Botanical garden // 23. 5. – 4. 6.

OPENING: Monday, 23rd May, at 21.30

»Man has used light and glass lenses to invent the device to observe objects too small to see with the naked eye. This is how a rich world of textures and details opened up to him, and it changed our view of the world.

More than two hundred years old habitat of the Botanical garden is a home to different species of animals and plants. It's a location that easily leads us into the microscopic world of the local ecosystem. Light and light refractions reveal a fairytale world of microscopically tiny animals. In cooperation with the research platform Proyecto Agua, I design the hybrid nature of two geographically different environments. I'm interested in the relations of colour/spectral elements and light textures in symbiosis with the moving information of a localized biotope, invisible to the naked eye. Digitalized colourful effects of light dictate the movement of the protozoa and thus show the way through the hybrid cross-sections between nature and technology. Employed research methods create intersections of worlds that in structure and content mirror the ideas of hybridity and kinetics of form. The visitor is offered a contemplation on nature, digital light interventions and biologically determined processes of a local microcosmos.“ /Marko Batista/


MARKO BATISTA lives in Ljubljana and is an intermedia artist, experimentator with sound & digital video pictures and a performer of computer-generated matrices. He's graduated in painting at the Academy of fine arts in Ljubljana, then finished his postgraduate studies at the University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins. His works were presented in many intermedia festival and galleries at home and abroad. Recently he's become a regular collaborator with Zavod Aksioma.


contributors: Antonio Guillén, Isabel López de Munain and Proyecto Agua

support: dr. Tina Batista, Matija Praznik, Srdjan Deba and Boštjan Čadež


coproducer: Botanical Garden

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