- Artist in residence
As part of the AFK's 3Package Deal, Saša Spačal is artist in residence at Waag.
Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary- and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the post human condition, where 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, results in hybrid phenomena inscribed in mechanical, digital and organic logic.
Spačals artistic research focuses on entanglements of environment-culture continuum and planetary metabolism. By developing technological interfaces and relations with an organic and mineral soil agents, she tries to address the post human condition that involves mechanical, digital and organic logic within bio-politics and necro-politics of our times.
Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (RUS), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), and Lisboa Soa Festival (PT). For her work she received Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention, Japan Media Art Award jury selection, Prix Cube nomination, New Technology Art Award nomination and she was longlisted for New Aesthetica Prize.