STATEMENT
C.V.
VIDEOGRAPHY
- Art video, Documentary video, Music video
PROJECTS

- Performances and screenings

- Texts
- Group exhibitions, festivals & screenings


STATEMENT

Video as a medium was part of my work from the very beginning, as one of the equal elements entering in the creation of the rhythmical-scenic structures. First it was primarily used as a clock, a rhythmical tact of performances, but with the Mikrolab project, video became the active element itself.

Mikrolab is a computer film, which is rendered and projected in real time, so what we as viewers see, is the transmission of the inner, programmed logic into visual. It was developed as a tool for a learning situation on abstract thinking and is based on the work of Vasilij Kandinsky. Everything we see are mathematical equations transposed into a material and spiritual experience through human mediation and intelligence.

After the short films for 317 A Tiina Ka (Vasilev), Egorhythms, Atol and Mikrolab, which were all made with the help of computers, I created a series of works made from found material, received through communication satellites.

In these works (Fourth Surface - the Surface of Contact! and Park Kulture) I was specifically interested in the political aspects and the narration that goes with them, since the material itself in its full length (especially satellite feeds) provides a vivid object for analysis and reflection of the media and the structure of political power. This model of media deconstruction and its subsequent reconstruction in the form of video is the most interesting for me now and is also very relevant for my current work, even though I still investigate also its totally formal aspects.


C.V.

Born in 1969 in Nova Gorica. He studied theatre and radio directing at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana (1988-1992). In 1992 he founded Projekt Atol, in which he carries on his continuous research in projects, events, lectures and situations; in 1995 he founded the technological branch Pact Systems and cofounded Ljudmila (Ljubljana Digital Media Lab).


http://makrolab.ljudmila.org/


VIDEOGRAPHY: Art video

MEHANINA SENZUALNOST / MECHANICAL SENSUALITY
Computer animation, 317 A Tiina ka (Vasilev), Ljubljana, 1992, 4'45''
Authors Miran Klenovek, Marko Peljhan
Elements Alen Obolt
Music Igor Saksida, Marko Peljhan

The work was conceived as one of the sequences of the 317 A Tiina ka (Vasilev) theatre production, which was based on the work of Russian and Italian futurists. We are witnesses to a synthetic abstract rhythmical drama.

EGORITEM I; II; III / EGORHYTHM I; II; III
VHS, Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, 1993, 15', 16', 26'
Author Marko Peljhan
Software Miran Klenovek
rss ATOL - Projection
VHS, Projekt Atol, Ljubljana 1993, 53'
Author Marko Peljhan
Software Miran Klenovek

The video works for EGORHYTHMS and ATOL were conceived as the integral part of these projects. They were thought of as pictures from the inner screens of actors, rhythmical images, which interplay with alchemical symbols and abstract visualisations of communication lines. For theL Egorhythm III video, the main motive is Slovene poet Sreko Kosovel's poem Kons 5, and the rss ATOL - projection ends with a photo sequence of Serbian policeman executioning a Muslim inhabitant of the town of Brko during the war in Bosnia; with this repeating image the performance ends.

RSS ATOL - PROJECTION
VHS, Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, 1993, 53'
Author Marko Peljhan
Software Miran Klenovek


The video works for EGORHYTHMS and ATOL were conceived as the integral part of these projects. They were thought of as pictures from the inner screens of actors, rhythmical images, which interplay with alchemical symbols and abstract visualisations of communication lines. For theL Egorhythm III video, the main motive is Slovene poet Sreko Kosovel's poem Kons 5, and the rss ATOL - projection ends with a photo sequence of Serbian policeman executioning a Muslim inhabitant of the town of Brko during the war in Bosnia; with this repeating image the performance ends.

LADOMIR-@AKTYPA: PRVA POVRINA - MIKROLAB / LADOMIR-@AKTYPA: FIRST SURFACE MICrOLab
SGI Crimson (real time animation), Beta SP, S-VHS, Super 8 mm, Projekt Atol & Direction and concept Marko Peljhan
Software Alfred Anlovar, Luka Frelih
Modelling Alfred Anlovar, Luka Frelih, Marko Peljhan
Music Grega Tao Vrhovec Sambolec
Music for longform rl version Random Logic

The video image is limited to a graphical signifier, which through new technology tries to renew the form and contents of Kandinskys Pictures at an Exhibition. Geometrical forms make up and deconstruct structures, which move in the rhythm of infinite time and space, which are defined only with horizontal planes, their colours and monotone sound. The three dimensional animation in real time interplays with the two dimensional rhythmical construction.

PARK KULTURE (TV SITUACIJA) / THE PARK OF CULTURE (TV SITUATION)
Beta SP, SCCA-Ljubljana, Projekt Atol & VPK, Ljubljana 1996, 7' 30''
Author Marko Peljhan
Music Sreko Bajda

If television bombards us with information, then this TV situation explicitly shows it. Images of earths' surface and human, especially technological activities on it are described in double captions, which look like stock quotes and differ in language (English and Slovene) and speed. The first line is describing, the second is explaining. The TV situation can be understood as a cradle for somebody discovering the world. The textual material is the translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War and the compendium of news from the field of telecommunication satellites. The work ends with the image of the control room of the Slovene military radar for airspace defence and the text: 1997. They are observing you! Turn on your transmitters and observe them!

The work was shown only as a TV intervention into
the regular programme of TV Slovenia.

IZOLACIJA? MIKROLAB; @AKTYPA! / ISOLATION? MIKROLAB; @AKTYPA!
3 channel VHS, Projekt Atol, Ljubljana 1996, 14' 30''
Avtor Marko Peljhan

This three channel parallel work is made up from video snapshots of the Mesec territory on the island of Krk in combination with excerpts from the Mikrolab film and the monotone images of abstract, green, square navigation markings. It was conceived as a prelude to the Makrolab project.

PROJECTS

Performances and screenings

1989
Artistarh Lentulov: Nebesni svod 1915-1989, Ljubljana, AGRFT

1992
Marinetti: Hlebnikov - 317 A Tiina Ka (Vasilev), Ljubljana, AGRFT, Lutkovno gledalie (theatre performance)
Egoritmi I, II, III / Egorhythms I, II, III, Ljubljana, Moderna galerija

1993
rss ATOL, Ljubljana, Moderna galerija > (Diskurs '93) Giessen > (Antwerpen '93) Ghent, Nieuwpoort theater (theatre performance)
Egorhythm IV, Giessen
Egorhythm VI, Helsinki, Tower of Babel

1994
LADOMIR-: Prva povrina - MIKROLAB / LADOMIR-: First Surface - MICROLAB, (Isea 94) Helsinki > (Nordlyd 94), Trondheim > Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, EGORITEM IX - That's How the Symmetriad Consciousness Will Look Like, Lisbon, Centro cultural de Belem

1995
TERITORIJ MIR-a (Interference), Ljubljana, Galerija OU - Kapelica
LADOMIR-: First Surface - MICROLAB (1. festival raunalniskih umetnosti) Maribor > Ljubljana, Vila Katarina > Wroclaw > Montreal > Luxembourg > Bauhaus Dessau
LADOMIR-: Druga povrina - PRIAKOVALI SMO VAS! / LADOMIR-: Second Surface - WE WERE EXPECTING YOU! (The Incident) Fribourg (performance)

1996
LADOMIR-: etrta povrina - povrina stika! / LADOMIR--: Fourth Surface - the Surface of Contact! (Exodos) Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom > (Eurokaz) Zagreb > (NRLA '96) Glasgow (performance)
UCOG-144, Urbano kolonizacijsko orodje 144 /
Urban-Colonization Orientation Gear-144 (Urbanaria - Part Two), Ljubljana and its surroundings


TERMINAL (Sense of Order), Ljubljana, Moderna galerija (situation)
IZOLACIJA?; MIKROLAB; FAKTURA! (Moscow Forum of Art Initiatives) Moscow (installation)
LADOMIR-: Prva povrina - MIKROLAB / LADOMIR-: First Surface - MICROLAB (Exodos) Ljubljana, Slovenska kinoteka

1997
Park Kulture /Park of Culture (Media in Media), Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana
(TV situation)
Wardenclyffe Situation N. 1, Lutterberg (performance)
Wardenclyffe Situation N. 2 (Ostranenie 97), Dessau,
Bauhaus
178 EAST Another Ocean Region, Sydney, Performance
Space (exhibition & performance)
SECOM 1 - Southern Communicator (2nd Johannesburg
Biennale), Johannesburg (installation)
MAKROLAB (Documenta X), Kassel


TERMINAL ( Cartographers), Zagreb, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti (situation)
LADOMIR-: Prva povrina - MICROLAB / LADOMIR-: First Surface - MICROLAB, Ljubljana, Slovenska kinoteka
TRT 97 (U3), Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (installation)

1998
SUNDOWN (Manifesta 2), Luxembourg (installation)
Wardenclyffe situation No. 4, Rotterdam, V2 (performance)
SISTEM-7, Ljubljana, Mala galerija (installation)
SOLAR (ars electronica 98), Linz (perfomance)
RAYLAB I (ars electronica 98), Linz (installation)
Method of Utilizing Radiant Energy (Touch festival-STEIM), Amsterdam (performance)

texts

The Art of Intelligence on the Art of War, L4S Writings, Ljubljana 1996 -- Projekt Atol: UCOG-144, M'zin, No. 2/4, 1996

Group exhibitions, festivals & screenings

1992
Letter the Chair, Sto tiso milijonov stolov, Ljubljana, Galerija kuc

1993
Diskurs 93, Giessen -- Antwerpen 93 - Cultural Capital of Europe, Antwerp -- Tower of Babel, Helsinki

1994
Noordlyd '94, Trondheim -- ISEA '94, Helsinki, Marina Congress Centre -- Bienale mladih ustvarjalcev Sredozemlja, Lisbon, Centro cultural de Belem -- Urbanaria - Part One, Ljubljana, NUK

1995
Telepolis '95, Luxembourg -- Champ libre '95, Montreal -- Ostranenie 95, Dessau, Bauhaus -- WRO '95, 6th Sound Basis Visual Art Festival, Wroclaw -- INCIDENT, Belluard-Bollwerk 95, Fribourg

1996
Eurokaz 96, Zagreb -- National Review of Live Art - NRLA 96, Glasgow -- Exodos 96, Ljubljana -- Urbanaria - Part Two, Ljubljana -- Sense of Order, Ljubljana, Moderna galerija

1997
Videospotting (European Cultural Month), Ljubljana, Klub Metropol -- U3, 2nd Triennale of Contemporarry Slovene Art , Ljubljana, Moderna galerija -- Cartographers, Zagreb, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti > Maribor, Razstavni salon Rotov, Umetnostna galerija > Budapest, Muscarnok > Warsaw, Ujazdovski Castle > Middleburg -- Documenta X, Kassel -- 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg -- Ostranienie 97, Dessau, Bauhaus

1998
Manifesta 2, Luxembourg -- ars electronica 98, Linz -- Touch Festival, STEIM, Amsterdam -- Wiretap, Rotterdam, V2