The interdisciplinary artist MOON Martina Zelenika, through innovative methods, explores and creates art projects which are related the theme of post-humanism. The main characteristic of her work is the symbiosis of traditional techniques and the latest modern digital technology. Her art can be simultaneously expressively portrayed both as classic and digital artwork, or separately of your choice.
Quote: Traditional and digital creative tools help me to visualise the process/result of my research and practice of inner alchemy of my body and natural phenomenon that surround us, and to give viewers an interactive or multidimensional experience.
The artist MOON combines different media in a sophisticated, precise and reflective manner, and works with various types of media such as traditional drawing and collage, poetry, design, photography, relief, experimental video, installation art, interactive and new media art with an interest in image sonification, data sonification from brain waves, motion sensors and X-ray laboratory analyses of minerals. Martina has created art projects with Augmented Reality technology, “6th SENSE” with mobile app MSSS (2018) and “La Petite Mort” with mobile app MoTHA (2019). She is a film director, a composer and a new media performer.
By deconstructing sound and meta-language through the practice of meditation, the artist tests out the modern communication space resulting with the artistic project cycle Meta_Signal Sonar System (2017) or MSSS for short, which generates a visualisation of universal sound (the human blueprint) through the point of departure of analogue (traditional) drawing by using body movements. The same meditation practice she uses on a deeper level for transedent experience, or inner alchemy, to express sensations with the same drawing technique resulting with the artistic project cycle Metaprogramming of The Human Algorithm (2019) or MoTHA for short.
In addition to the theme of dark matter and the question “who we are and what we are?” from the art project NEW EUROPE , Martina provides a complete experience including 4 senses to the viewer: audible, touchable, visible and energetic senses. The art project NEW EUROPE consisting of large reliefs coated with mineral stones with metal properties is an example of how she integrated a research approach into handmade work of art.
Cosmology, universality, ecophilosophy and language are her main fields of interest. The artist MOON advocates the freedom of human beings in all aspects of society and positively influences the world’s frequency. By contemplating ancient and contemporary philosophy, and her own, Martina explores universal communication fields and makes a subtle impact on human awareness and individual self-recognition by absorbing a wide image of the world we exist.
MOON Martina Zelenika graduated at Printmaking Department of the Academy of Fine Arts of the University Zagreb and took a Master’s in 2006 in the area of Video and New-media at the Academy of Visual Art and Design of the Ljubljana University. She has been awarded several well-regarded grants and scholarships. Martina has participated in international conferences dedicated to digital and multimedia art and has exhibited solo or collectively. As a guest lecture she was invited to present her artistic work and autenthic practice at art universities. Artist MOON is a member of ADA-database of virtual art, Croatian Freelance Artists Association, founder and artistic leader at NAGON–interdisciplinary laboratory of arts based in Zagreb Croatia. MOON Martina Zelenika is a representative of the new movement of contemporary and new media art scene in Croatia.