connected isolation dot net

  1. connected isolation dot net is online portfolio of Mrova's practice.

    Mrova lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and also at times in Vienna, Austria. She acts as situation designer, (visual) researcher, and filmmaker. The emphasis in her practice lies on mediating social and political issues, places that played key-roles in recent historical events and researching tactical (inter)passivity. The current research focuses on documentary forms of representation and strategies of deconstruction of power by means of highlighting hidden or repressed memories and fragmentary archives.

    She works mostly with video, photography, graphic design, sound, radio / air frequencies, sensors, and at times intervenes in public space. An important part of her practice is exploration on the intersection of art, theory, activism and hacking and providing a platform to discuss the opportunities arising from the work on intersections. She organizes workshops and invites people to participate. Open-ended projects form an important part of her focus, because such work is created in the process of collective contribution, the results cannot be determined in advance and such process undermines the standard notion of (artistic) singular authorship. In this way, her work process is similar to that of a hacker or one who works with open-source ethics: intervene in the established system, (re)program the core, leave it open / make it accessible, and allow others to contribute or make changes.

    Mrova graduated cum laude from the Department of Interaction Design / Unstable Media at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and with distinction from the Film and Art Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

    For a complete list of exhibitions, screenings and workshops, or portfolio in .pdf format, please email: here (at) connectedisolation.net

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    'ö wie öffnen' was shown from 21st February to 28th March 2018 during 'Current Signs' exhibition in Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria.

    'after cables' audio play and installation was shown from 2nd February to 4th March 2018 as part of 'Big Stories need human stakes' in the Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, Netherlands.

    'voluntary return' screening followed by the artist's talk on 10 November 2016, Migration World Cinema, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, Netherlands.

    'learning solidarity and resistance', 'Landschaft Macht Kapital', 'in solidarity - yours truly' were shown from 9th April to 9th May 2016 in Lanserhaus, Eppan, Bozen / Bolzano, Italy.

    'fehlverbindung' contribution to 'Eine Einstellung für Harun Farocki' screened on 30th and 31st October 2015 during Viennale Film Festival, Vienna, Austria.

    'learning solidarity and resistance' installation consisting of three films and choir folder was on display from 12th September to 8th November 2015 during 'The hills are alive with the sound of muzak' at Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, Netherlands.

    artist's residency Eau&Gaz in South Tyrol from May - July 2015.

    'fehlverbindung' contribution to 'Eine Einstellung für Harun Farocki' was screened on 1st March 2015 during Memorial for Harun Farocki at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany.

    'voluntary return' was on display from 11th November to 13th December 2014 at the exhibition WE ARE HERE BeCAUSE YOU WERE/ARE (t)HERE in das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria.

    'proposition' was on display from 9 to 17 May 2014 in the former postnl building, Olympic Plaza, Amsterdam.

    ‘History, Cultural Memory and Trauma’, a lecture for students of Master program ‘Language and Literature’, University of Amsterdam was given on 23 November 2012, at IISG.

    audio play: 'close the door due to passengers' was performed live at the Oblique Audio matinee on 18 december 2011 in Extrapool, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

    audio play: 'close the door due to passengers' [live performance] was performed as part of the Noordkaap on tour programme, co-organized by Noordkaap and Extrapool. 17 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

    short film 'failure' was screened at the Naoussa International Film Festival,
    from 29 September to 2 October 2011 in Naoussa, Greece.

    Action Lab - banner workshop was given on 5 May 2011, at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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