Marko A. Kovačič
Name: Kovačič, Marko A.
No. of works: 38
Members: Marko A. Kovačič
Countries: Slovenia
From: 1956

 
DESCRIPTION

Born in 1956 in Ljubljana. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, where he completed postgraduate studies in sculpture (M.A. in Fine Arts) in 1988. He was active in various art groups: Ana Monro Theatre (1981–1991), R IRWIN S group (1983–1985), Zlati kastrioti music & multimedia group (2000–2005). His artistic practice is characterized by a prominent interdisciplinary approach and a distinct taste for poli-media. He is using methods, strategies and procedures deriving from various artistic practices as well as the tools and languages of several media and means of expression, thus establishing a Gesamtkunst work. He is exploring and linking performance, sound, video and installations, in addition to his sculptures. In a direct or media situations he is prone to establish a symbolical space of communication in which the spectator plays an active role of decipherer of meanings, a connector and trigger of events. The levels of significance of this entire artistic practice evoke multi-facetted references and associations that are connected to preceding attainments - chiefly those of (historical) Avant-gardes as well as the individuals that stubbornly persisted in their own utopian projects. The artist brings together the old and the new - something we might call the past and the present and even the potential future. If our consciousness is the result of interactions between the present and the past, then Kovačič's artefacts tell us that our future is also an unmistakable actor in this world of fragmentary perception and crumbling relations. The past memories might fill in our holes whereas the future expectations might make our lives more bearable.

 
WORKS
Marko A. Kovačič - Post at the Red StarMarko A. Kovačič - Post at the Red StarMarko A. Kovačič - Post at the Red Star
Marko A. Kovačič - Post at the Red Star (2:40)
Production: Gibatorij, 2021
During the corona pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the author opened Javka pri Rdeči zvezdi (Post at the Red Star) in the former Mehanika factory and now Ropotarnca in Trbovlje to the public. In the heart of the once proletarian and revolutionary Red Districts,...
Marko A. Kovačič - Hruporona 2020. The Last TunnelMarko A. Kovačič - Hruporona 2020. The Last TunnelMarko A. Kovačič - Hruporona 2020. The Last Tunnel
Marko A. Kovačič - Hruporona 2020. The Last Tunnel (3:21)
Production: Gibatorij, 2020
During the corona pandemic and forced isolation, Yevgenij Skavchenko, an expert in genetic mechanics and a fan of unusual sound phenomena, visits the Plastos' temporary residence in “Javka pri Rdeči zvezdi” (The Post at the Red Star). With th...
Marko A. Kovačič - Casus Belli (installation)Marko A. Kovačič - Casus Belli (installation)Marko A. Kovačič - Casus Belli (installation)
Marko A. Kovačič - Casus Belli (installation) (00:04:57)
Production: Marko Kovačič & MSUM, 2017
9-channel video installation (5 minutes loop) was made for the exhibition "Multimedia Practices and Venues of Production", using the older artist's video materials from his projects in Ljubljana with the same title Casus Belli (1983): performances (Galeri...
Marko A. Kovačič - Hrupofon (03:20)
Production: 2015
The artist has constructed a sculptural music machine called hrupofon (Bruitphone – hrup=bruit in french) that he is playing by adding to the digital sound scene the real-time manualy produced sounds. 'It's a real music, a real composition', say the...
Marko A. Kovačič - Golden Section/IndeedMarko A. Kovačič - Golden Section/IndeedMarko A. Kovačič - Golden Section/Indeed
Marko A. Kovačič - Golden Section/Indeed (00:29:08)
Production: KUD France Prešeren / Zavod SCCA-Ljubljana, 2004
A film in the genre “the silent musical” was originally screened with live music (VIS Zlati Kastrioti). It creates a Kastrioti story about a mother who leaves her children to their fathers due to a stormy spirit, unspoken love, and the realiza...
Marko A. Kovačič - Dosje 83:03 - video rekonstrukcija / Dossier 83:03. Video ReconstructionMarko A. Kovačič - Dosje 83:03 - video rekonstrukcija / Dossier 83:03. Video ReconstructionMarko A. Kovačič - Dosje 83:03 - video rekonstrukcija / Dossier 83:03. Video Reconstruction
Marko A. Kovačič - Dosje 83:03 - video rekonstrukcija / Dossier 83:03. Video Reconstruction (00:45:40)
Production: Forum-Ljubljana / Zwiks, 2003
Narration d'auteur contextualises the artists own art practice within the social and political circumstances in Yugoslavia/Slovenia in the period of 20 years. The visual material originates from his personal archive and appertains to his art projects, hom...
Marko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Svetla prihodnost: Plastos Fedor pomaga / Bright Future: Plastos Fedor AssistsMarko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Svetla prihodnost: Plastos Fedor pomaga / Bright Future: Plastos Fedor AssistsMarko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Svetla prihodnost: Plastos Fedor pomaga / Bright Future: Plastos Fedor Assists
Marko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Svetla prihodnost: Plastos Fedor pomaga / Bright Future: Plastos Fedor Assists (00:05:55)
Production: Forum Ljubljana / Zwiks production, 2003
In the year 2119 inside a base camp of Plastoses in the Saratov area a doctor is creating a fast Plastos Fesor to cope with the radioactive Kyrgyz steppe. The animations that are connected to Marko A. Kovačič’s artistic practice are the result of...
Marko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Lab PartyMarko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Lab PartyMarko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Lab Party
Marko A. Kovačič, Kolja Saksida - Lab Party (00:04:37)
Production: Forum Ljubljana / ZVVIKS production, 2003
Lab Party is a story about the cloning and genetic mechanical mutation of living beings after the year 2227. The setting is a laboratory where laboratory technician Plastos encounters problems and runs into a malfunction. He tries to solve the issue to no...
Marko A. Kovačič - Živel 1. maj - Praznik dela / May Day ForeverMarko A. Kovačič - Živel 1. maj - Praznik dela / May Day ForeverMarko A. Kovačič - Živel 1. maj - Praznik dela / May Day Forever
Marko A. Kovačič - Živel 1. maj - Praznik dela / May Day Forever (00:01:20)
Production: 2000
Short one-minute video showing clippings from newspaper articles about the celebration of May 1th, followed by sections and close-ups of certain motifs and communist symbols.
Marko A. Kovačič - The Lost HorizonMarko A. Kovačič - The Lost HorizonMarko A. Kovačič - The Lost Horizon
Marko A. Kovačič - The Lost Horizon (4:47)
Production: 1997
Documentary footage of The Lost Horizon, the artist's video installation at Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana in 1997.
 
YEARS 51 decades present
Korenc, Jurij - Oddaja o Radiu Študent
Korenc, Jurij - Oddaja o Radiu Študent (00:04:45)
Studio 37, 1988
Kracina, Damijan - Žeblji / Nails
Kracina, Damijan - Žeblji / Nails (00:06:34)
Akademija za likovno umet..., 1995
Saša Spačal - Liminoid
Saša Spačal - Liminoid (00:08:08)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Ema Kugler - Hydra
Ema Kugler - Hydra (00:15:45)
V.S. Video, Forum Ljublja..., 1993
Hribernik, Jasna  - Ballabende
Hribernik, Jasna - Ballabende (00:21:46)
TV Slovenija, 1995
Korenc, Jurij - Svetloba sence
Korenc, Jurij - Svetloba sence (0:27:20)
Cankarjev dom, Viba film,..., 1987
Hribernik, Jasna  - Carte Postale
Hribernik, Jasna - Carte Postale (06:32)
TV Slovenija, 1997
Kugler, Ema  - Station 25
Kugler, Ema - Station 25 (00:30:08)
Forum Ljubljana & VPK, 1997
Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison
Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison (00:14:27)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Hribernik, Jasna  - Hiša nasprotij / House of Contrasts
Hribernik, Jasna - Hiša nasprotij / Ho... (00:20:17)
TV Slovenija, 1998
Hribernik, Jasna  - Lok Telesa / The Body Bow
Hribernik, Jasna - Lok Telesa / The Bod... (00:18:21)
Sfinga, TV Slovenija, 1996
Vipotnik, Miha - Space 2
Vipotnik, Miha - Space 2 (01:53)
Max-Max (Brut), 1986
Kugler, Ema - The Visitor
Kugler, Ema - The Visitor (00:26:41)
V.S. Video / Forum Ljublj..., 1995
Katja Šoltes, Emir Jelkić - How Do You Say Ćesma? / Kako se kaže fountain?
Katja Šoltes, Emir Jelkić - How Do You... (00:07:30)
Ljudmila, Ljubljana in SCCA/p..., 2000
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled (00:06:38)
Marjan Gumilar, 2002
Saksida, Kolja - Eksperimentalec
Saksida, Kolja - Eksperimentalec (00:09:31)
ZVVIKS Production, 1999
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