Saša Spačal ( www.agapea.si ) is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her artistic research focuses on entanglements of the environment-culture continuum and planetary metabolism. By developing technological interfaces and relations with organic and mineral soil agents, she tries to address the posthuman condition that involves mechanical, digital, and organic logic within bio-politics and necro-politics of our times. Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (RUS), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kibla Portal (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), and Lisboa Soa Festival (PT). For her work, she received Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention, Japan Media Art Award jury selection, Prix Cube nomination, New Technology Art Award nomination, and a long-listed New Aesthetica Prize.
»Project Risk Change addressed the vital question of mobility. It acknowledged that the history of humanity is a history of migrations, where borders have always been changing and shifting. Involvement in the project enabled our artwork Mycophone_unison to travel to Transmediale, as well as further development of the biotechnological installation Symbiome – Economy of Symbiosis, which explores the entanglement of symbiotic interspecies relationship that is constantly adjusting according to trophic requirements and environmental conditions.«
– Saša Spačal