Marija Bozinovska Jones explores links between social, computational and neural architectures. Her work revolves around formation of identity in an era of technocapitalist amplification and perpetual online presence, probing the self as a datafied and distributed identity through MBJ Wetware. Unpacking cryptic ways of forging subjectivity, her recent interests include intelligence within artificial, auto-regulation and coping mechanisms: from trends in self improvement to decentralized technologies.
Bozinovska Jones’ recent activities involve a performance for OFcourse at M50 in Shanghai CN and installation for Nocturnal City at Somerset House, London UK. Past practice has encompassed co-producing radioplay 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), participatory experiences at Green Ray/ Enclave in London UK (2016) and Grimmuseum Berlin, DE (2011) and curating event with FEED in Berlin DE (2012).
As MBJ Wetware, Jones examines representations and liminal spaces: first manifesting as a hair tessellation model on NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards and currently as an Intelligent Voice Assistant interface.
Through live practice MBJ creates heterotopian landscapes to be collectively inhabited. Festival performances include RadioLabs award commissioned by CTM and 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.
Solo exhibitions include: 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). Group shows include: Relics from the De-Crypt at Gossamer Fog, London, UK (2017), We’re Having a Great Time at Rockelmann&, Berlin DE (2016); In the Future We Will All Be Modern at Arcadia Missa, London (2014); EXCEPT/0N and METASIS, St. James Church (2015 and 2016) and TestSignal at Elephant Hotel, London (2014).
MBJ graduated MA in Computing at Goldsmiths and BA in Arts and Design at Central Saint Martins. She is a current studio resident at Somerset House Studios in London (link).