TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
The project investigates strategies in sound communication between species in extreme living environments affected by anthropogenic sound pollution. Adriatic Sea is a rich marine world biodiversity that is a home of various sea animals and organisms. Under the influence of human expansion in technological spheres, boat traffic, tourism and construction sites this territory is becoming more unstable and dangerous for the marine world and its inhabitants.
Adriatic Sea is a home of intelligent mammals such as bottlenose dolphin and occasionally blue whales whose survivor depends on the bio-sonar sound communication. With the environment polluted by the anthropogenic noise these animals are coming closer to extinction. This research project emphasis importance of life preservation in Adriatic Sea and tries to motivate people to protect the nature and its life. Long term aim is to create communication technology that would allow us to signalize mammals on the potential danger zones and protect them from the human influence.
Marko Marković is a Croatian artist working across the mediums of video, installation and performance. In his works Markovic often includes the audience and other participants as the medium of expression. Working in different media with a focus on performing arts, Marko Marković critically reflects on political and social structures in his work. His artistic interests are predominantly marked by transformation processes between the individual and society. His works reflect everyday life in which he examines the relation between inferiority and superiority as well as the position of power in different geopolitical systems.