Natália Trejbalová
Natália Trejbalová was born in Košice, Slovakia, in 1989.

She studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna and the Brera School of New Technologies, Milan. Her works have been shown in various Italian and international group exhibitions, recently including: 16th Rome Quadriennale (section curated by D. Quaranta); Midasův dotyk, Liberec Regional Gallery, Czech Republic; Solo Figli, Padiglione de L’Esprit Nouveau, Bologna; Vanishing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
32.min.RELAX (How to Build an Archipelago).2, 2015
digital video, HD, color, sound, 32’, 2015

Among the various video genres born directly on YouTube, some have the sole purpose of relaxing their viewers. They are long videos, often making use of tropical imagery, which serves as an emblem of this audio-visual escape from the western world. The video 32.min.RELAX (How to Build an Archipelago).2 takes its cue from what it represents, probably the most influential aspects on an economic and environmental level, namely the creation of artificial archipelagos in palm-tree form off the coast of Dubai.
Zabriskie POV (anim.), 2015
digital video, Full HD, color, sound, 3’35’‘


The video makes direct reference to the last scene of Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni. As in a sort of tribute, instead of the explosion of objects and materials, we see explosions of images and computer screenshots, thanks to a particular glitch in a digital animation program.
Some Notes On Your Behalf, 2017
digital video, Full HD, color, binaural sound, 5’54’’


The protagonist’s monologue is a sort of “user review” of a smartphone app that functions as a personal tutor. Focusing on the psychological perspective of the individual in relation to the interpretive possibilities of an algorithm, the app is capable of offering effective advice in all spheres of everyday life.
Bellagio Bellagio is a project that began in 2015 in collaboration with the electronic musician Matteo Nobile. It is an archive of audio-visual stereotypes subdivided into various randomly selected topics: the power of machines, the spotted wild animal, the future today, escape to a tropical paradise, green & organic purity, the humanization of flora…  The field of research of Bellagio Bellagio is the “stock” encoding of popular imagery (starting from stock photography, or images purveyed for illustrative needs) and, as a result, the creation of a type of behavior that could be defined as “stock.”
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