SAŠA SPAČAL [www.agapea.si]
Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the posthuman period, when human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem and not as sovereigns. Therefore abandoning the Cartesian system of classification and accepting the fact that the field of technology has expanded not only from hardware to software but also to wetware resulting in hybrid phenomena inscribed in mechanical, digital and organic logic.
She has exhibited and performed at venues and festivals such as Ars Electronica Festival, Prix Cube Exhibition, Transmediale Festival, Onassis Cultural Center Athens, Eyebeam, Cynetart Festival, National Art Museum of China, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova – MSUM+, Pixelache festival, Device_art, Art Laboratory Berlin, Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Kapelica Gallery, Kiblix Festival. For her work she was awarded Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention 2015 and nominated for Prix Cube 2016.
DR. MIRJAN ŠVAGELJ
Mirjan Švagelj is a doctor of biomedicine currently residing in Ljubljana and working for a biotech R&D company. He finished his doctoral studies in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana in the field of medicinal mushrooms. He is also a member of DrogArt, a harm-reduction NGO in the field of abused drugs. He has attended several conferences and workshops in South Korea, China, Germany and Portugal in the field of biotechnology, medicine, chemical engineering and published more than 15 original papers. In the field of harm reduction he has finished a postgraduate course in the Netherlands, published 11 works and is active in public discussions.
In the context of art he worked with Polona Tratnik on the project Nomadology, 2012, which has been presented in the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Celje, Slovenia as part of exhibition Sculpture Today: A New Renaissance and Transhumanism. From 2012 he is part of Myconnect and Mycophone_genus project with Saša Spačal and Anil Podgornik.
Anil Podgornik is a DIY enthusiast with a big talent for electronics, mechanics and physics. Since 2012 he has been a part of Mycophone_genus and Myconnect project.