Ex Ponto is the creative studio of multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Ivan Masic. With a focus on exploring the insoluble intimacy between music, light and the moving image, Ex Ponto has delivered a wide range of creative projects in the form of music videos, short-form documentaries, site-responsive installations, music productions and live performances.
In 2019, Ivan toured Europe with Yolngu trio Malawurr as DoP on the forthcoming feature-documentary, Morning Star, and was commissioned by the Melbourne Museum to design and deliver a projection-mapped cymatics display for the Revolutions: Records & Rebels opening event. Other credits include full-scale video productions for RMIT University, City of Moreland, Testing Grounds, Next Wave Festival, Centre For Multicultural Youth and Kuda New Media Centre in Novi Sad, Serbia.
As co-director of Little Projector Company, Ivan has been interrogating societies’ mediation of the living world through the radical potential of projection technology. Since 2010, Little Projector Company has been creating and facilitating the development and exhibition of site-responsive installations, performances, and tours that combine projection, storytelling, cinema, sound design, sculpture and more.
As a musician, composer and producer, Ivan has released over 20 albums with improvisation collective, Council of Elders and experimental no-wave band, Wunderlust. 2019 saw the international release of Ex Ponto’s debut LP Neka Neka on General Purpose records. The record is an ode to Ivo Andrić, ex-Yugoslavian experimentalists of the 1980s and the thriving, late-night intellectualism of Belgrade’s Club 20/44. More recently, Ex Ponto was commissioned to compose and produce a series of short compositions for Testing Grounds’ Knowledge Economy Series (Ep. 2-5).