A photo of space. Sunlight coming over the horizon of a planet.

Marija Bozinovska Jones – Beginningless Mind

02 Sep 2020

For the fifth event in the I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now Live series, Studios resident Marija Bozinovska Jones responded to the self-titled provocation with a broadcast.

Beginningless Mind is a three-fold audio-visual narrative, which interacts in real time with search engines using natural language processing to decipher today's ordering of knowledge. Featuring music by 33EMYBW and J.G. Biberkopf, plus software developed by Jayson Haebich, the work examines the flowing process of interconnectedness. 

Below is a preview of the work.

Beginningless Mind follows life on Earth where energy and information unwind cosmic law from order to disorder, and where the earthling is the youngest, yet most detrimental species. 
The audio-visual trilogy observes a (post)colonial symbiosis of nature and culture harvesting Wikipedia as knowledge commons. Scalable timeframes explore earthy life from its early imaginings to live satellite imaging. The worldmaking produced by remote sensing of scientific apparatus is queered with ancient systems of beliefs. The threefold narrative considers planetary kinship as a visceral sense of interdependence, grounded in terrestrial breathing patterns and how other ecosystems' (plants, animals, earth elements) breath is mirrored in our own.


About the artist

Marija Bozinovska Jones explores links between social, computational and organic architectures. Her work revolves around technocapitalist amplification and unpacks cryptic ways of forging subjectivity. Probing selfhood from subatomic level to networked presence on planetary scale and beyond, MBJ often collaborates with academics, devotional practitioners, computers scientists and other artists. 

Her work has been presented at institutions and festivals including Chronus Art Centre in Shanghai, Haus der Kulturen der Welt/ transmediale, CTM and Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin, Sonic Acts Academy in Amsterdam, Tate Exchange/ Tate Modern and Somerset House in London, where she currently holds a studio residency. 

Beginningless Mind by Marija Bozinovska Jones is commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices (AND), University of Salford Art Collection and Somerset House Studios. 
Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and Somerset House Studios.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.