MARTIN BRICELJ BARAGA is a media artist, graphic designer and cultural activist. 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, 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,…
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 and was published in a book. His recent project RoboVox - a large (8m high) interactive public sound installation has recieved Europrix Multimedia Award in 2008.
He is the founder of Spring Festival in Ljubljana (Festival Pomladi- an open air festival of electronic music and visual arts) and he recently started an 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’.
TENGAL is a Manila-based artist and curator actively involved in interactive media, sonic arts, moving image (cinema and beyond), networking cultures, and research-based production towards the imminent intersections of art and technology. He has showed his work and participated in collaborative exchanges in UPGRADE! Paris, Astronomical Frontiers (Cph), 7th Cimatics media art festival, Brussels, Redinthehead Formula1, Singapore, Cellsbutton #2-3, Jogjakarta, MOTa and KIBLA X-OP network, Slovenia. His work puts the focus on direct experience, risk-taking and personal interaction between artists and audience, and emphasizes the situational potential of live performance, the interplay of various media – sound and image, in particular – and candid exchange between sub-cultural and academic initiatives.
In 2005, he founded SABAW Media Art Kitchen – a not-for-profit, artist-run umbrella organization and network platform for all kinds of information and communication carried via modern electronic media art focused specially in the region of South East Asia. Since then, SABAW has been producing concerts, workshops, inter-artist dialogues and forums, music albums, festivals for new-/inter- media art, and experimental music and expanded cinema performances — most notably:
« Sinemusikalye », a 50-feet audio-video installation-street-concert for the National Arts Month of The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) in the Philippines; « Transmissions Gangan », an audio-video performance for 5 radio channels on an interactive space with California electro-acoustic composer Chris Brown; « Fete dela Wasaque — festival for outerfringe art », and most recently « ASEUM.09: Asia-Europe New Media Art Symposium » and « EAR2EYE: festival for cutting-edge music and moving image.