Michal Mitro is post-media artist utilising space, time and matter to propose and discuss global topics in a language of visual, sonic and performative art. He strives to mediate the “trans-sensory” – an indissoluble whole, that aims to capture and aeffect the physical, the cognitive and the emotional.
Post-medial tendencies, sculpturality and visuality are defining pillars of my practice. My working method is best described as artistic research and its outputs often take a hybrid artScience shape. Topics that resonate often in my works explore present and future states of our planet, politico-economic societal constellations and relationship between human and non-human. I approach art-making as information-sharing and to that end utilise immersive and narrational strategies. I’ve exhibited and performed in Czechia (Vasluka Kitchen, Letna Studio, Korespondance, Prototyp), Slovakia (Kasarne, DIG gallery, VUNU) and across Europe (Gamma Festival, Petersburg; Mediamatic, Amsterdam; JRM, Paris; Trafo, Budapest; Genius Loci, Weimar; Grey Space, den Haag, AV depot, London). Besides being an active art practitioner, I’m also part of STELLA – Somatic Tech Lab – that maps convergences of technologies and movement-based arts. I, too, curate ssesi.space online and in Brno, Czechia.
Michal Mitro is visual artist, composer and performer working across wide field of media. Coming from Social Science background he aims to doubt and discuss the status quo of the “naturally given”, “normal”, and “traditionally right”. He focuses his attention on nuances of every day life that, granted their ordinariness and omnipresence, cease to attract any interest and critical thought and are widely but silently accepted. He, too, strives to diminish and ultimately defy the border between audience and artist/composer, to redefine the art making process and to work towards more inclusive, more accessible and more public art.
His another and rather different field of interest is mediating trans-sensory experience appropriating information from one sensual category into another and building light and sound art installations catered for specificity of given space. With his colleague sur sur they founded “the new new media project – The Manifesto” which aimes to deliver AV works that trully make most of connecting power of sound with that of light and moving image.
Education and training-wise Michal Mitro holds bachelor of Psychology and Sociology since 2013. Thereafter, he studied Sculpture and Sonic arts at University of Tasmania, finished a year course in Gamelan (traditional Indonesian music) at ISI Yogyakarta and underwent not so amazing year doing not so classical composition at Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Czech Republic. Currently, Mitro is busy building large scale / audio-visual / interactive installations hoping to eventually finish a masters degree (Intermedia and Digital Arts at University of Technology, Czech Republic).
Mitro has exhibited, performed and workshoped (both hosting and attending) internationally, mainly in Australia, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and on the Internet.