Marko Košnik

Marko Kosnik

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Marko Košnik, polymedia artist, started his carrier in 80's as cofounder of Laibach, writing concepts as well for the groups Junajtit Adis, Cavis Negra, and Most. Since the beginning of his collaborative projects he was producing creative environments, open labs and media platforms, dealing with synchronization of authors from different backgrounds and self organization. Crossing from acoustic studies of subterranean Karst to prefomances and installations with sonorostatics (electro-acoustic plates) he entered performance with own productions of Egon March Institute, and started building interactive environments in 1993. Full complexitiy of his approach was presented in PARA trilogy, including Parahouse (self-producing environment for networked performance, Ostranenie 1997).
Kosnik acts as performer, writer, musician, installation arist, organizer, producer and video instrumentalist.


Born on 1 July 1961 in Kranj. During the eighties he collaborated with several extreme alternative groups (Junajtit Adis, Laibach, Cavis Negra, Most), primarily as a creator of concepts, scripts, music, video and ambient projects. In 1986 he founded the Egon March Institute, a creative unit for theory, research and production in the field of new media; it was in this framework that he realised the bulk of his projects during the nineties. Since 1991 he has been engaged in corporate interdisciplinary productions, performances and installations, which combine directing, programming of interactive systems, synchronisation and transmission via the Internet. The circle of collaborators in his projects since 1991 has been largely international; e.g., collaborations with Van Gogh TV, Universcity TV, and STEIM. He held numerous performances, lectures and workshop tutorships (MUU, Architonomy, Media Feedback) around Europe, and has initiated educative media environments (Ministry of Experiment). He is one of the pioneers of European interactive communication projects.