DXARTS Guest Lecturer: Marko Peljhan (UCSB) 1.12.09

9 Jan

Marko Peljhan
DXARTS Guest Lecture
3.30pm, Monday 12 January

Marko Peljhan is an artist and Associate Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara. A theatre and radio director by profession, he cofounded the Ljudmila digital media lab in Slovenia and is active in numerous tactical media communities. He founded the arts and technology organisation Projekt Atol, the music label rx:tx and coordinates the ongoing mobile laboratory project Makrolab, focusing on telecommunications, migrations and weather systems in an intersection of art and science. His work has been featured in published contemporary art anthologies (Fresh Cream, Art Tommorow) and extensively online and has been installed internationally including the Venice, Gwangju and Johannesburg Biennials, Documenta, Ars Electronica, ISEA, Manifesta, and numerous other exhibitions and museums, in Europe, Asia and the US among them P.S.1 Moma and the New Museum in New York. In 2000 he received the special Medienkunst prize at the ZKM in Karlsruehe and in 2001 the Golden Nica Prize at Ars Electronica together with Carsten Nicolai for their work, Polar, produced at the Canon Artlab in Tokyo in 2000. His performances have been shown in theatres across Europe and large scale events during two Cultural Capital of Europe event series. He currently serves on the strategic council for information society of the Republic of Slovenia and is active in the Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research initiative, coordinating and flight directing microgravity and space-art related experiments with the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and in Europe within the MIR network. He received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.



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