Somerset House Studios resident

Marija Bozinovska Jones

Artist exploring links between social, computational and neural architectures.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Marija Bozinovska Jones's work revolves around technocapitalist amplification and perpetual online presence, probing the self as a datafied and distributed identity through MBJ Wetware. Unpacking cryptic ways of forging subjectivity, she contemplates gamification, intelligence within artificial, auto-regulation and coping mechanisms: from trends in self improvement to decentralized technologies.

Bozinovska Jones has recently presented her work at Sonic Acts Academy in Amsterdam, Furtherfield/ Serpentine Marathon and Banner Repeater in London, Keychange::Amplify at MUTEK in Montreal and Buenos Aires, CTM and Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin (with music collaborator J.G. Biberkopf).

"C22H37NO2", de-leb at Banner Repeater, London

"Jones implies that we ought to unpick the supposed simplicity and neutrality of biomechanical quantifiers."

Tom Emery, Art Monthly, May 2018
"GAD Technologies" - Photo Credit: Camille Blake
"GAD Technologies" - Photo Credit: Camille Blake

Within the frame of the residency Marija Bozinovska Jones will focus on instigating further collaborative practices and programmed events under the umbrella interest of commodified emotions. This will include instigating events exploring ‘zen optimization’, whereby collectively quantifying the self as a personal, social and public construct. She will also be exploring the digital gaze of the female: both via mediated construction of the self and through anthropomorphised technology and use of female voice for virtual assistants.

Self Optimization, Hyper Functional Ultra Healthy, Somerset House