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Martin Bricelj Baraga is a media artist and freelance curator.
His interactive works, audiovisual performances and collaborative work 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, TodaysArt Hague, Columbia University in New York, FACT Liverpool, Kinetica ArtFair, 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 Wired, boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Mladina and others,…
His project Everlandia was one of most visited exhibitions at the ICA London. It has been selected for Top five events nationwide in UK Times. Other media highlights include a special feature in TimeOut and an interview on BBC Radio1.
Media-Reality hack FakeUp has been featured as a true story in many media- it involved TV, press, radio and many websites. His Memory project recieved Europrix Award in 2006. His presentation of Pornogobelin project has been selected out of thousands presentations worldwide as one of the 30 best PechaKucha presentations. His recent project RoboVox - a large (8m high) interactive public sound installation has recieved Europrix Multimedia Award in 2008.
He is the founder of SONICA Festival in Ljubljana and director of MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art.
He began in computer 'demoscene', where he was mostly active in making music. This continued with organization of demo parties, mostly drum and bass parties. At that time he coproduced a lot of CDs (organization/press/promotion) under the publishing house Monkibo, among which also the first slovenian breakbeat compilation 'Monkorama' which contained his creations as well.
He continued with programming and exploring the media and for that purpose he created a programming platform 'napava' and collaborated with Neven Korda in different projects such as video source/effect manipulator. Besides that, he occasionally Vjjed at parties. After one-way video/effect he proceeded with interactive projects, starting with Play VJ that enabled manipulation of video with the movement of hands through the space above which there was a camera. Afterward followed the seminar task at the faculty - virtual skiing which was hosted in Hevreka and presented at the IEEE conference. It contained 3d ski run, made by the OpenGL
technology through which you were able to ski with moving of the body from left, right or lower for the speed (camera followed the movements). The next idea was the ping pong game, transmitted to another medium: v-pong. This game was projected on the floor and the players could play by interfering with projection, their movements were interpreted by a camera above them. It turned out to be very popular at night urban situations.
Collaboration with Neven Korda - video support:
Beri me za naprej / Read me for the forward, 2003
(http://www.zavod-zank.si/korda/berime/) Pisma iz sedanjosti / Letters form the present time, 2004
(http://www.zavod-zank.si/korda/PiS/) DVA, 2005
Personal projects - computer sight/interaction:
Virtualno smucanje / virtual skiing, 2004/2005
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