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 datafied and distributed through MBJ Wetware. Unpacking cryptic ways of forging subjectivity, she contemplates gamification, intelligence within artificial, auto-regulation and coping mechanisms: from self improvement to decentralized technologies.
Recent activities involve Affective Infrastructures Study Circle at Transmediale, podcast for Furtherfield/Serpentine Marathon, 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. 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.
Past 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).
Jones works with MBJ Wetware as a distributed proxy through various expressions: a model on NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Card, Intelligent Voice Assistant interface and currently as a brand to be worn and inhabited.
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.
MBJ graduated MA in Computing at Goldsmiths and is current studio resident at Somerset House Studios in London.