Bull.Miletic are visual artists Synne T. Bull (Norway) and Dragan Miletic (USA, b. Yugoslavia). Operating at the intersection of art and new technologies, Bull.Miletic's digital media and installation works take the notion of expanded cinema further through the history and innovation of mobility and travel, foregrounding the spatial individuation with related fields such as architecture, cartography and space exploration. With a media archeological interest in technologies of the moving image and the specificity of its operation, Bull.Miletic frequently invent new recording techniques and projection mechanisms. Through this practice, predominant visual regimes are scrutinized at the intersection of aesthetics, technology and contemporary art.
Bull.Miletic have shown internationally at venues including Venice Biennale, California Biennial, WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. Their work has been reviewed in Artforum, Aftenposten, Billedkunst, Kunstkritikk, Mousse Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and Rhizome among others.
Bull.Miletic were the recipients of the Bay Area Video Coalition’s Video Maker Award, Oslo Screen Festival’s Best Norwegian Video Award and have received professional grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Arts Council Norway, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Office for Contemporary Art Norway and CEC ArtsLink among others. They lectured in programs such as The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, at the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and SCMS Annual Conference 2013 Chicago. Their work has been nominated for Rockefeller Media Art Award as well as SFMoMA’s SECA Art Award. They were artists in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, at Künstlerhause Bethanien Berlin, at Nordic Artists’ Center Dale, and at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris.
Bull.Miletic initiated and organized several exhibitions and seminars including the Urban Images symposium at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2010, documented in the volume Urban Images: Unruly Desires in Film and Architecture published by Sternberg press in 2011. In 2012 they were Visiting Artists at the Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago and were a part of the artistic research project Re:place in association with Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and The Grieg Academy. In 2017 Bull.Miletic were inaugural Art + Science Artists-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, co-sponsored by Arts Research Center and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society. Bull.Miletic are currently working on artistic research project on proxistant vision at the Department for Media and Communication, University of Oslo and Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
"Their work may best be labeled by the notion of transition. When living and working in Berlin in 2004, the artists actually realized a project titled Übergang, i.e. transition. Bull.Miletic’s crucial artistic ambition is directed toward investigating the phenomena of time and space, past and present, their medium being video and audio, images and sound, including their interaction and interchange. In a word, the realm of the in-between. This applies as well to Bull.Miletic’s personal identities bridging between the Norwegian and the Serbian cultural backgrounds."
Michael Haerdter (2007)
Bull.Miletic are represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery.