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Lost Space: Oceans by Robertina Šebjanič and William Russell with musical contributions from FLORA (Jonas V. Ronnberg, Anna Melina) and additional sound sculpting by Tillman Jex at the Sonic Cinema Platform, supported by the Projekt Atol Institute,
Maja Smrekar's exhibition Survival Kit for the Anthropocene - Trailer, produced by Aksioma Institute, in the frame of the exhibition Postnature. The Future is Present; Star Valley by Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute, attending several panels) and Matthew Biederman; and the project Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator 2.0 by Robertina Šebjanič, also attending the panel Paradoxes and Obstacles in Maintaining and Staging Alive Biomedia Art,
at the Ars Electronica Linz
A project by Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute), curated by Igor Španjol, produced by Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, and supported by the Ministry of Culture
at the La Biennale di Venezia International Art Exhibition
The interactive sound installation Time Displacement: Chemobrionic Garden by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng – Zeron and Ida Hiršenfelder (Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory)
Croatia Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Reading Stanley Brown by Tao Vrhovec Sambolec, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute and Sploh Institute, featured at a group exhibition Escape,
Austria Graz/Gradec Esc medien kunst labor
Dark Drops by Robertina Šebjanič and Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng - Zergon, and Ida Hiršenfelder (Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory),
AI – The Other I, a symposium moderated also by Jurij Krpan (Kapelica Gallery), POINT ZERO – Human.0, Machine.0, Data.0, a group exhibition featuring Until I die by [[::vtol::]], a screening of Nighthawk by Špela Čadež, produced by Finta and supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, We Should Take Nothing for Granted! Listening Conditions for an Alert and Knowledgeable Citizenry by Matthew Biederman and Marko Peljhan and produced by Projekt Atol Institute, and Semiotics of the Laboratory by Špela Petrič, Günter Seyfried, Roland van Dierendonck, Miha Turšič and Slavko Glamočanin
at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz
Italy Venice Sala del Camino - Campo S. Cosmo
You Gotta Say Yes to Another Access, an exhibition featuring a work from the collection Rhythms of Presence by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute and Sploh Institute,
Italy Venice Thetis Garden
Command-Alternative-Escape, an exhibition featuring a work from the collection Rhythms of Presence by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute and Sploh Institute,
Germany Berlin Spektrum,Werkstatt Berlin
An audio-video performance and workshops by the Theremidi Orchestra, produced by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute in cooperation with Werkstatt ThoughtWorks Berlin and SPEKTRUM and organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Berlin,
Austria Linz OK im OÖ Kulturquartier
Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator by Robertina Šebjanič and Slavko Glamičanin at the CyberArts exhibition, Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng and Ida Hiršenfelder (Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), Miserable Machines: Soot-o-mat by Špela Petrič, and Anatomy of Frozen Genesis by Dean Verzel
Norway Bergen Bergen Public Library,Lydgalleriet,Rom8 Project Space
Rhythms of Presence, a solo exhibition by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute and Sploh Institute,
Poland Toruń Theatre "Baj Pomorski"
Light Oscilator by Tilen Sepič (Strip Core/Forum Ljubljana) at the Bella Skyway Festival, co-organised the Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute,
Lebanon Beirut Sursock Museum
System 67 – Immaterial, an acoustic-spatial installation by Marko Peljhan, at the exhibition Let’s Talk about the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of Crisis, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute,
Portugal Cascais Galeria da Marina,Jardim da Igreja Paroquial,Pavilhão Multiusos
Projects In parallel by Natalija Črncec and Nina Šulin, Soundlighter by Izland (Gašper Milkovič Biloslav and Marko Vivoda) and Jesusonecstasy aka Mitja Cerkvenik (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute), and the workshop Clouds by Tilen Sepič (Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana) at the festival Lumina
Turkey Istanbul Galata Greek Primary School
Designers in Dialogue:The Future is?, a discussion also featuring Arctic Perspective Initiative (Projekt Atol Institute), at the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial
Canada Montreal Musee d'Art Contemporain
The collection of works Arctic Perspective Initiative (Projekt Atol Institute) at La Biennale de Montréal
USA Pittsburgh Space
We Should Take Nothing for Granted, an audio-visual installation and performance set of works by Aljoša Abrahamsberg, Matthew Biederman, Brian Springer, and Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute), at the Pittsburgh Biennial 2014
USA New York Eyebeam
Sound Happens in the Group, a workshop by Theremidi Orchestra (Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab and Projekt Atol Institute)
Japan Sapporo Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho)
Arctic Perspective Initiative by Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute) and Matthew Biedermann at the Sapporo International Art Festival
Latvia Riga Latvian National Arts Museum
Hu.M.C.C. m.k.2 (Human Molecular Colonization Capacity) by Maja Smrekar, Wheat and Rope by OHO, and We should take nothing for granted by Marko Peljhan, Aljoša Abrahamsberg, Brian Springer, and Matthew Biederman (Projekt Atol Institute), at the FIELDS Exhibition and Art+Communication Festival
Japan Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute) and Matthew Biederman present ᐃᐱᒃᑐᖅ (Ipiktuq): Augmented senses across sea, tundra and ice (Arctic Perspective Initiative) at the Yebizo Festival
Arctic Perspective Initiative by Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute) and Matthew Biedermann (workshops and discussions 13,14 Dec) at the Ice Laboratory exhibition at the 5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art
Serbia Belgrade Zepter Expo
Jože Barši, Jasmina Cibic and a project Arctic Perspective Initiative: Sea, Tundra and Ice Papers by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman (Projekt Atol Institute) at the 54th October Salon
Mexico Mexico City Laboratorio Arte Alameda
Marko Peljhan's (Projekt Atol Institute)keynote talk at the Kosmica festival,
USA Lancastre Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, a joint exhibition co-curated by Marko Peljhan, featuring also Slovene artists and organisations Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, Nejc Trošt, Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet, Projekt Atol Institute
USA New York Wave Farm
Spektr collective (Projekt Atol Institute), participants: Aljoša Abrahamsberg, Matthew Biederman, Marko Peljhan, Brian Springer), artists-in-residence working on transmission arts, public presentations
Resilients - Hotel Resileints project presentation, Uroš Veber, (Projekt Atol Institute)
USA Riverside (CA) California Museum of Photography,Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, a joint exhibition also featuring Slovene artists and organisations: Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, Nejc Trošt, Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet, Projekt Atol Institute, and curated by Marko Peljhan
Germany Kassel Bali Kino
A screening of the film The Radiant by the Otolith Group and co-produced by the Projekt Atol Institute during dOCUMENTA (13)
Netherlands Amsterdam The Netherlands Media Art Institute
The Source - Virtual Hole Sun 1:1, an exhibition by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, co-produced by Projekt Atol Institute and Kapelica Gallery
The Arctic Perspective Initiative in La Sucrière at the Biennale de Lyon
Bosnia and Herzegovina Konjic D-0 ARK Underground
1st TIME MACHINE Biennial of Contemporary Art with the participation of Marko Peljhan and Tobias Putrih
USA New York Tishman Auditorium - The New School
Marko Peljhan, Projekt Atol Institute participates at the Confounding Expectations: Images, Surveillance and Power conference organised by The Aperture Foundation, the photography department in the School of Art, Media and Technology and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at 7pm
Serbia Belgrade Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art
Territory 1995 installation by Marko Peljhan
Japan Yamaguchi Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
Polar m [mirrored] installation by Projekt Atol Institute by Carsten Nicolai and Marko Peljhan
USA New York
Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol Institute) participates in Serbia, frequently asked questions, an exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (EUNIC project) at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Germany Dortmund Phoenix Halle
Arctic Perspective exhibition by Projekt Atol Institute with Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)
As of 2012, Projekt Atol Institute runs a joint programme of regular artists residencies, workshops and new media art projects together with the Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory. Since 2015, Projekt Atol and Ljudmila have been also responsible for the week-long 'hack-camp', called PIFcamp.
In 2018 Projekt Atol Institute initiated the Feral Labs Network, in partnership with Makery/Digital Art International (FR), Catch/Helsingør Kommune (DK), SCHMIEDE HALLEIN – Verein zur Förderung der digitalen Kultur (AT), Bioart Society (FI) and Radiona (HR). The programme is co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme.
Projekt Atol is probably best known for its Makrolab project which in the period 1994–2007 grew into a complex set of technological, political and environmental activities and researches. The project has won its initiator, Marko Peljhan, a UNESCO Digital Media Prize in 2004 and a Prešeren Foundation Award in 2007, and has been recognized in worldwide media art textbooks and survey literature.
In 1994 the project Makrolab was developed as an ongoing mobile laboratory set-up for open and integral research and the common work of artists, scientists, and tactical media workers in the fields of telecommunications, migrations research, weather and climate. First set up in 1997 during the documenta X exhibition in Kassel, Germany, it subsequently operated in Western Australia (Rottnest Island), Slovenia (Veliki Kras), in the Scottish Highlands (Atholl Estates) on the island of Campalto (Isola di Campalto), and (as part of the 2003 Biennale di Venezia art exhibition and the TEMPUS PHARE CBC Interreg IIIA programme) in the Venice Lagoon.
During 2007–08, the International Polar Year, the Makrolab project produced installations in Antarctica and Nunavut. This mission involved a conceptual and practical linkage of both polar regions. In this transnational spirit, Makrolab was managed by I-TASC, the Interpolar Transnational Ars Science Constellation.
Arctic Perspective exhibition by Projekt Atol Institute at the Phoenix Halle, Mainz, June-October 2010
Following Makrolab and a direct descendant of I-TASC, the Arctic Perspective Initiative is another long term project, one of the main focuses of the Projekt Atol’s recent work. It focuses on the empowerment of the Arctic people through open source technologies and applied education and training, but also serves as one of the focusing points for promotion of contemporary art and science of the circumpolar region on the "global south". The project is aimed to last at least 10 years and is based on various themes, such as traditional and contemporary conceptual art practices, architecture, geopolitics, autonomy and technology. Hatje Cantz Verlag has already published two Arctic Perspective Cahiers and two more are about to follow in 2011. A renowned Argentinian curator Victoria Noorthoorn listed the Arctic Perspective exhibition among the top ten in 2010 in the December issue of the Art Forum Magazine.
polar (2000), a project by artist Carsten Nicolai and Marko Peljhan, was commissioned by ICC NTT Tokyo and was concerned with the assumption of the global communications networks as an intelligent matrix. The main thesis of the polar was that the human created networks are beginning to mimic indeterminate phenomena as we find them in nature itself. The project won the Golden Nica Prix for Digital Media Arts at the Ars Electronica Festival.
In 2010 the Peljhan and Nicolai project polarm [mirrored] was commissioned by the Yamaguchi Center for Art and Media (YCAM) as a follow-up to the award-winning polar in 2000. While in residency at YCAM, the two artists explored the the earth's radiation and electromagnetic ecosystems in an attempt to understand these phenomena as a method of environmental exploration that is deeply rooted in physical nature. Ten years after the first polar project, technology and measuring devices are even more precise. But what do they bring us closer to?
Projekt Atol's other projects in the field of technology and communications research include the Resolution series projects, the Trust-System series projects, the Insular technologies initiative, the Wardenclyffe series projects, the Signal-Sever! series of performances, the Egoritmi-Egorhythms performances, the Ladomir-faktura series of situations, the Slovene Space Agency in Constitution initiative. In addition, Projekt Atol has produced music and sound related projects such as the Rx-tx music label and the Re-lax event series.
In 2001, together with the Baterija group of architects, it co-ordinated and lead the production of the mobile media lab Transhub, realised as Mobilatorij for the Mobitel company and managed by Ljudmila, Cyberpipe and Mobitel.
Projekt Atol collaborates with the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Moscow and between 1999 and 2003 co-ordinated seven parabolic flights in microgravity for different artistic projects, the first of these involving the Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet (1999); Projekt Atol subsequently produced three other Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet performance events prior to 2003 and continued to collaborate with Dragan Živadinov on the Three Elizabethan Tragedies [Tri elizabetinske tragedije] trilogy by the Croatian playwright Vladimir Stojsavljević. The trilogy discusses the relation between theatre and the state in the period of Renaissance through its main protagonists, namely Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. The first two parts were co-produced with the Delak Institute - The Forbidden Theatre [Prepovedano gledališče] premièred in 2008 and Marlowe in 2009.
Territory 1995 is a project dealing with the Srebrenica genocide. It was presented at the Istanbul Biennial in 2009 and in 2010 at the group exhibition Serbia - Frequently Asked Questions in New York and at Museum of Contemporary art in Belgrade.
Productions of Projekt Atol have been presented at the documenta X, the Johannesburg Biennale, the third Manifesta European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Ljubljana (2000), the Gwangju Biennale, ISEA, CanonARTLAB, Ars Electronica, and at other venues around the world, such as P.S.1 MOMA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, ICC NTT Tokyo, and YCAM Yamaguchi.
Projekt Atol Institute regularly participates as a producer or production partner in various performing and new media arts projects. One such project, a recipient of funding from the European Commission's Culture Programme, was entitled IMMEDIATE: Immersive Media Dance Integrating in Telematic Environments. Together with co-organising partners Ciant (CZ), Laboratory for Mixed Realities-LMR (DE), Amber (TR), and A4 (SK), with the participation of artists and researchers from Dardex and Mort2Faim collective (FR), the project sought to develop high-quality creative workshops resulting in mixed-reality choreographic performances.
Projekt Atol Institute is partner to the following initiatives: Arctic Perspective Initiative (API), world-information.org (WIO), the MIR network (Arts Catalyst, Leonardo/Olats, V2, and Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts), Acoustic Space Lab, and AUVSI.