Marko Peljhan
Antrepo No.3

Born in 1969, Nova Gorica. Lives in Ljubljana and Santa Barbara.

Marko Peljhan works at the interface of science and art, carrying out research in the fields of performance, technology applications, radio, sound, video, film, lectures and situations. In his ongoing research Peljhan tries to look for alternative technologies and communications systems that could use both the human body and technology to actively register with the environment and turn it into a space for new possibilities. Since the mid-1990s, he has been investigating different formats of self-organisation and has founded several art and technology organisations such as Projekt Atol, or the ongoing mobile laboratory project Makrolab. He is co-founder and programme coordinator at Ljudmila (Ljubljana Digital Media Lab).
Territory 1995 (2009) is an installation based on a long-term research project concerning the massacre in Srebrenica in July 1995, when more than 8,000 people were killed. The massacre, and the expulsion of between 25-30,000 civilians, happened despite the fact that the United Nations had previously declared Srebrenica a 'safe area', and took place in the presence of armed UN peacekeepers from the Netherlands.
The work is based on comprehensive research into the events, including documents obtained from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice in The Hague. It tries to reconstruct the movement of troops during the military operations and mass executions, and provides an archive of documents on the massacre and its aftermath, analysing international involvement and responsibility in the war in the former Yugoslavia, and the ways in which state of the art modern warfare techniques were used.
As part of the Territory 1995 project, a lecture by Hasan Nuhanović "Under the UN Flag" will be held in Ex-Platform Garanti (İstiklal Caddesi 136), on September 11th at 12.00.