Visiting artist Saša Spačal: 'Connections Continuum'
by Alex Went, on 03 October 2018 13:40:41 CEST
Thursday 11 October 2018 | 6pm | Bishop's Court | Biskupsky Dvur 6
Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the 'posthuman continuum', where human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem rather than as sovereigns.
This approach abandons the Cartesian system of classification, replacing it with an understanding of technology that embraces not only hardware and software but also 'wetware' - a hybrid phenomenon that combines mechanical, digital and organic logic.
'My artistic research focuses on entanglements of the environment-culture continuum and planetary metabolism,' she says. 'By developing technological interfaces and relations with organic and mineral soil agents I try to address the posthuman condition that involves mechanical, digital and organic logic within the bio-politics and necro-politics of our times.'
Saša's work has been exhibited and performed at venues and festivals including Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), the Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Cynetart Festival (DE), the National Art Museum of China (CHN), the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), the Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje (SI), the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), Lisboa Soa Festival (PT), and Sonica Festival (SI).
She is the recipient of the Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention, and has been nominated for the Prix Cube.
You can find out more about the artists's work at www.agapea.si