[spectre] Exhibition "Eastern Surf : Kernel Panic Control", November 16 - December 21 2012

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Tue Nov 13 13:24:23 CET 2012

"Eastern Surf : Kernel Panic Control"

on Friday, November 16th from 8.p.m. to 10 p.m. in Galzenica Gallery, 
Velika Gorica (Croatia)

Artists: Ana Kuzmanić, Shona Macnaughton, Martin Mrzljak, Francesca 
Nobilucci, Ewan Sinclair


Having met during their studies in Edinburgh, four artists from Croatia, 
Italy and Scotland initiated the project and work methodology entitled 
Eastern Surf. The collaboration began with an exhibition proposal, after 
which one more participant joined Eastern Surf, and the collaboration 
itself eventually proved to be very fruitful. Eastern Surf emphasize 
that the number of participants is irrelevant and is, like their work, 
subject to constant change and expansion.

At the moment, the project extends through organized events including 
performances, photoshoots, mass collated video work, online TV and 
gallery based installations, and an example of the former can be seen 
now in the Gallery Galženica in Velika Gorica (Croatia). Like all 
intensive users of new technologies and the freedoms provided by those 
technologies, Eastern Surf deal with the ethics of open source and 
collecting data, posing the question how to act in the space, virtual 
and real, in which the field of freedom is rapidly decreasing. An 
interest in the levels of privacy, the purpose of collecting data and 
thereby the fragile, but also infinite, digital reality and online 
archives – all of this reflects on the metamodel, which we cyclically 
come back to.

The metamodel, in the centre of the gallery, represents these events at 
once, as a whole. That model will potentially grow into infinity and all 
of us are included in it, even by mere presence at the exhibition. Like 
history, the Eastern Surf chronology is not linear, and here are 
presented only the fragments of different linear realities whose real 
dimension can only be glimpsed. These fragments have a tendency toward 
reclaiming space as we experience it now; fragmented, connected, 
controlled, online, offline, and the border between the private and the 
public slowly dissolving.

*A kernel panic is an action taken by an operating system upon detecting 
an internal fatal error from which it cannot safely recover


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