Marija Bozinovska Jones explores links between social, computational and neural architectures. Her work revolves around technocapitalist amplification and perpetual online presence, probing the self as a datafied and distributed identity through MBJ Wetware. Unpacking cryptic ways of forging subjectivity, she contemplates gamification, intelligence within artificial, auto-regulation and coping mechanisms: from trends in self improvement to decentralized technologies.
Recent activities involve podcast for Furtherfield/Serpentine Marathon, panel presentations for Moneylab: Tolkenizing Culture with the Blockchain for the Institute of Network Cultures and 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. Past practice has encompassed co-producing audioplay for Deutschlandradio Kultur and CTM Festival (2016), tactical media DreamHolidaysUnlimited.com (2015, online and presented at Art Night 2017, collaboration with the macedonian activist choir ‘Freedom Square’ exhibited at MKC, Skopje, MK (2013) and participatory experience at Green Ray/ Enclave in London UK (2016).
Recent shows include: screening for D’EST and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Playbour: Work, Pleasure, Survival at Furtherfield, London, UK (2018), de-leb 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).
Under the MBJ Wetware proxy, Jones creates heterotopian landscapes to be collectively inhabited; first manifesting as a model on NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards and currently as an Intelligent Voice Assistant interface.
Festival performances include Sonic Acts Academy 2018 in Amsterdam NL, Rewire at the Hague NL (2018), MUTEK in Montreal CA and Buenos Aires AR (2018), RadioLabs award commissioned by CTM premiered at Berghain, Berlin DE (2016), presentation at Vorspiel and Transmediale Berlin DE (2017), 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, she contributed towards the 3D Additivist Manifesto.
MBJ graduated MA in Computing at Goldsmiths and BA in Arts and Design at Central Saint Martins. She is current studio resident at Somerset House Studios in London (link).