Plaza Protocol

Ljubljana
30 December 2020 – 30 December 2030

Plaza Protocol is developing new formats and plots for and from an unfinished construction site of an underground shopping mall on the outskirts of the city. It happens through a series of collaborations with artists, designers, scientists, writers and engineers to create ways of engagement with this locality and accelerating economic and ecological processes of global scale that inform its transformations.

With contributions by: Evelina Hagglund, Špela Petrič, Blaž Miklavčič, Matt Colquhoun, Domen Ograjenšek and Simon Sellars.

www.plazaprotocol.si.

 

Colophon

Concept
Tjaša Pogačar

Design
Jaka Neon

Design and development
Marko Damiš

Investors: ZPAŠUM

Acknowledgments
Steklarstvo Šipca, Živa Božičnik Rebec, Jon Derganc

Project support: Ministry of Culture (Slovenia) and City of Ljubljana.

Bios

Evelina Hägglund (1992) is a visual artist from Stockholm. In 2018, she graduated from the A.V.A. – Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, and is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies in art at Goldsmiths MFA, University of London. She has exhibited at various venues across Europe, including the Alva Gallery in Umeå (Sweden), NiNa in Warsaw (Poland), the Temporary Gallery in Cologne (Germany), the Kunstpodium T in Tilburg (Netherlands) and the 12 Star Gallery in London (UK). ). She has participated in the Land 404 art residencies in Sweden (2018), in the Lode Brick Factory in Latvia (2018) and in the DobraVaga gallery in Ljubljana (2017).

Evelina Hägglund

Domen Ograjenšek is a writer, art critic, and curator. He holds a degree in philosophy from the University in Ljubljana. Currently lives in Vienna.


Špela Petrič is a Slovenian new media artist and former scientific researcher currently based between Ljubljana, SI, in Amsterdam, NL. She received a PhD in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an Advanced Master in Arts from LUCA, Brussels, Belgium. Her practice is a multi-species endeavor, a composite of natural sciences, wet media and performance. She envisions artistic experiments that enact strange relationalities to reveal the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of our (bio)technological societies and challenge the scope of the adjacent possible. Much of her recent work has focused on plant life. Her work has been shown at many festivals, exhibitions and educational events around the world (Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), Abandon Normal Devices (Grisedale Forrest, UK), Gamerz (Aix en Provence, FR), Touch Me Festival (Zagreb, CRO), Playaround (Taipei, TW), Electronica (Linz, AT)). For her work she also received several awards including the White Aphroid for outstanding artistic achievement, the Bioart and Design Award and an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica.

Špela Petrič

Blaž Miklavčič studied sculpture and contemporary art practices at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana. In his work, he mainly deals with the aesthetics of horror and analysis and production in the field of computer-generated images with an emphasis on the simulation of algorithmic life forms. He currently lives and works in Rotterdam.


Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer from Hull, East Yorkshire. He is the author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher and the editor of Fisher’s book Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures.

Matt Colquhoun

Simon Sellars is a writer and editor. His latest book, Applied Ballardianism: A Memoir from a Parallel Universe (Urbanomic, 2018), was described by The Guardian as “brilliantly written genre mashup, [..] a wonderfully original mix of cultural theory, literary exegesis, travelogue and psychopathological memoira.” Sellars also writes for websites, magazines, newspapers and magazines. Topics include digital culture, architecture, travel, urbanism, film, animation, music, sound design, and literature. He is the founder of the internationally acclaimed Australian festival of sound art Liquid Architecture. He lives in Melbourne.

Simon Sellars