martin bricelj


Martin Bricelj Baraga is a visual media artist and cultural activist.


His works, audiovisual performances and several collaborations research the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary pop culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of our mediated realities.

He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide: ICA in London, Sonar in Barcelona, Columbia University in New York, Centro cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Graz, Kaapelithas in Helsinki, Museums Quartier in Vienna and many others. His work has been reviewed and published by boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Mladina and others,…

He is the director of Spring Festival in Ljubljana (an open air festival of electronic music and visual arts) and started artistic-curatorial initiative MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art, which is the first AiR programme in Ljubljana and a network of foreign artists, curators in the so called ‘East’.

He is author of interactive works based on creation of new situations in public space, a term he understands very broadly: comprising anything from actual city spaces to virtual worlds.
In his works he positions time as a key element, as his works are often time- based and processual. He aims to engage a broad audience, even masses in creation of the work. The materialization of the work- the actual object- is often only the trigger which initiates the project, which is then evolving in interaction with its users. His work is marked by a fascination with media and technology combining it with concepts of science fiction- as an author, he defines his language in relation to contemporary everyday life, politics and pop culture. In this sense all his works can be understood as social experiments, which research artistic representation and production in extraordinary contexts as well.


RoboVox. Your Voice

Original Title (If different): 
RoboVox. Your Voice
Language: 
English
Production country: 
Slovenia
Theme: 
Experimental art
Category/Format: 
Experiment
Student artwork: 
No
Image: 
RoboVox in Aalborg, 2007
About the Artist: 

Martin Bricelj Baraga is a visual media artist and cultural activist. 
His works, audiovisual performances and several collaborations research
the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary
pop culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of our
mediated realities.

He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide: ICA in London,
Sonar in Barcelona, Columbia University in New York, Centro cultural
Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Graz, Kaapelithas in Helsinki,
Museums Quartier in Vienna and many others. His work has been reviewed
and published by boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art
magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Mladina and others,…

He is the director of Spring Festival in Ljubljana (an open air
festival of electronic music and visual arts) and started
artistic-curatorial initiative MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art, which
is the first AiR programme in Ljubljana and a network of foreign
artists, curators in the so called ‘East’.

He is author of interactive works based on creation of new situations
in public space, a term he understands very broadly: comprising
anything from actual city spaces to virtual worlds.
In his works he positions time as a key element, as his works are often
time- based and processual. He aims to engage a broad audience, even
masses in creation of the work. The materialization of the work- the
actual object- is often only the trigger which initiates the project,
which is then evolving in interaction with its users. His work is
marked by a fascination with media and technology combining it with
concepts of science fiction- as an author, he defines his language in
relation to contemporary everyday life, politics and pop culture. In
this sense all his works can be understood as social experiments, which
research artistic representation and production in extraordinary
contexts as well.

Artist: 
Martin Bricelj
Sound: 
variuos artists
Other Artists 1: 
Plaid
Other Artists 2: 
Vector Lovers
Other Artists 3: 
Random Logic
Other Artists 4: 
Menu B
Other Artists 5: 
Octex
Artwork description: 
<p> RoboVox is a large (8m high) interactive public sound installation by media artist Martin Bricelj, using SMS for general public interaction. It will be installed in crowded metropolitan squares preferably on those carrying some social or even political connotation.<br /> <br /> Its purpose is to serve as a tool for an individual, who's voice usually gets lost in the sounds of the mass, the society. An individual can send a text message using his mobile phone to the dedicated RoboVox's number. Upon receiving the SMS RoboVox says out loud the statement, the protest, the declaration of love, or whatever the message may read, thus lending its voice to the anonymous individual. </p> <p> An important aspect of the project is the sound: it is going to be manifested as sound design of public space in which RoboVox appears. Where this will be possible, the opening event will include a concert with live acts of musicians involved. </p> Robovox is:<br /> - an interactive public monument, with the purpose of serving as people's voice,<br /> - a sound installation in public squares, with especially-for-the-occasion designed surround sound by sound artists involved,<br /> - a live music event with a/v created by artists for Robovox,<br /> <br /> Robovox is accompanied by:<br /> - a research and conference about important questions Robovox brought up,<br /> - an A/V DVD with archives of Robovox events, music, animations and a book with essays and conversations produced at the conference.
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Europrix Festival, Kunsthaus Graz 2008

RoboExotica Festival, Museums Quartier, Vienna 2008

Awards received: 
<h2>Best Mobile application award at Europrix 2008 </h2>
Sales/distribution name: 
Codeep Multimedia Society
Address: 
<p> Codeep </p> <p> Rozna dolina cesta II/ 36 </p> 1000 Ljubljana
Publicity contact: 
Codeep Multimedia Society
publicity address: 
<p> Codeep </p> <p> Rozna dolina cesta II/ 36 </p> <p> 1000 Ljubljana </p>
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
yes

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