Marija Bozinovska Jones explores links between social, computational and organic architectures. Her work revolves around technocapitalist amplification, probing the multitude of the ‘self’, datafied and distributed through MBJ Wetware*. Unpacking cryptic ways of forging subjectivity, she contemplates multitude of subject interests: intelligence (dis)embodiments, gamification and self-regulation in biological and other complex systems which mimic these.
Recent activities involve: ‘Self Optimization’ at Higher Resolution at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern in London, Wysing Polyphonic at Wysing Arts Centre, research project with King’s College and SHS Technologically Fabricated Intimacy, Affective Infrastructures Study Circle at Transmediale, Creamcake’s symposium Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” in Berlin, podcast for Furtherfield/Serpentine Marathon, screening for D’EST and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, panel presentations for Moneylab: Tolkenizing Culture with the Blockchain for the Institute of Network Cultures, Self Optimization/ Hyper Functional Ultra Healthy at Somerset House in London, performed lecture at the Sense of Self discourse programme at the Hague NL and OFcourse at M50 in Shanghai CN.
Shows include: Transmediale at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2019), Swamp Protocol at Arebyte and Gossamer Fog in London (2019), Playbour: Work, Pleasure, Survival at Furtherfield, London, UK (2018), New Gradients of Measure at Banner Repeater, London, UK (2018), Nocturnal City at Somerset House, London, UK (2017), Relics from the De-Crypt at Gossamer Fog, London, UK (2017), We’re Having a Great Time at Rockelmann&, Berlin DE (2016) and In the Future We Will All Be Modern at Arcadia Missa, London (2014) among others. Solo exhibitions number: The Future of the Past. A political rave curated by F.Y.R.O.M. at Fischer und Fischer, Berlin DE (2013); Фolkoteka 2.0, MKC, Skopje, MK (2013) and at KNIPSU, Bergen, NO (2013).
Festival performances include: Transmediale (2019) at HKW Berlin DE, Sonic Acts Academy in Amsterdam and Rewire at the Hague NL, MUTEK in Montreal CA and Buenos Aires AR (2018), Vorspiel Berlin DE (2017), RadioLabs award commissioned by CTM premiered at Berghain, Berlin DE and MIRA/ Scope Sessions (2016) and DE:SONANZ (2015) Skopje MK. Past musical collaborators include JG Biberkopf, A Guy Called Gerald and Mind:Body:Fitness/ Phoebe Kiddo among others, while with Iydes, they contributed towards the 3D Additivist Manifesto.
Past practice has encompassed co-producing audioplay for Deutschlandradio Kultur and CTM Festival 2016, tactical media DreamHolidaysUnlimited.com 2015, online and Art Night 2017, collaboration with the macedonian activist choir ‘Freedom Square’ 2013 and participatory experience at Green Ray/ Enclave in London UK 2016.
MBJ graduated MA in Computing at Goldsmiths and is current studio resident at Somerset House Studios in London.
*MBJ Wetware is a distributed proxy with various expressions: in the past a model on NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Card, a voice interface and recently a brand strategy to be worn and inhabited.