Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Jasmina ZALOŽNIK: Footprints in a Desolate Landscape

Artist’s notebook of Jasmina Založnik, which was created during the work on the project Marko BATISTA: Vitreous Sky.

The multi-channel sound installation Vitreous Sky by the intermedia artist Marko Batista is a continuation of the artist’s unique artistic reflection and exploration of modern post-fact society in relation to technological progress, or simply the ties within the society-nature-technology, in the context of ecocritical discourse, environmental policies and pressing humanist concepts (nature, the Anthropocene, the capitalist colonial matrix, etc.). It is somewhat a continuance of the positions instituted by the artist in the  Fluid Particles of Volcanic Ash (Gallery 001, 2017). Through this apocalyptic sound-and-space installation, the viewer – despite the absence of the Anthropocene – indirectly faces its presence through a devastated landscape with nothing but traces of a few surviving (post)humanoids.

Link to the artist’s notebook in pdf.

The notebook in physical form is available at our headquarters at Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana. Please send prior notice to to arrange the time and date for your visit.


Footprints in a Desolate Landscape, as part of Marko Batista: Vitreous Sky

Text: Jasmina Založnik
Photo: Jaka Babnik, Marko Batista
Editing and translation: Melita Silič
Publisher: Cona, zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti, Ljubljana, 2022
Book collection: Steklenik 2021/22 / 1
Print run: 200 copies
Not for sale

Artist: Marko Batista
Co-workers: Boštjan Čadež, Brane Ždralo, Boris Šaletić
Curated by: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman
Organization: Irena Pivka, Ana Mizerit
Public relation: Katarina Radaljac, Mateja Lavrič
Venue: +MSUM, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana, hosts the work Vitreous Sky
The artwork was developed for Steklenik, gallery for sound, bioacoustucs and art.
Producer: Cona, zavod za procesiranje sodobne umetnosti
Co-organization: Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova

Made available in pdf format at, on 1 January 2023.

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