interactive site specific installation REC [Random Eye Check] premiered in 2014 at the Bratislava Kunsthalle Lab. In 2015 it was exhibited at 16th Media Art Biennale WRO – the major forum for new media art in Poland and one of the leading international art events in Central Europe. In 2016 at the Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece and Oddstream Festival in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
REC (Random Eye Check) an interactive installation set in a cultural context in which surveillance over the society is no exception and the post-digital culture is overloaded with pictures and videos. Apparently, the today’s society is ready to embrace many forms of surveillance, especially those which do not impose limits on the society but bring about more convenience. Whether we like it or not, we engage in a daily interaction with real or virtual methods of gathering data about our lives.
Excerpt from the curatorial text // Curator: Krzysztof Siatka: “Over time, the development of the phenomenon of surveillance and protests against obtrusive forms of control have led to the formation of socio-psychological these suggesting that street crime should not be addressed by installing fully operational monitoring equipment , but rather by the mere presence of surveillance systems. Apparently, the today’s society is ready to embrace many forms of surveillance, especially those which do not impose limits on the society but bring about more convenience. Whether we like it or not, we engage in a daily interaction with real or virtual methods of gathering data about our lives. Random Eye Check perfectly illustrates this modern system of dependance. At the end of the day, you don’t really need to love art to become the focus of an artistic work. Likewise, the monitoring equipment does not necessarily need to be real to create an atmosphere of control. Sometimes a mere impression of its existence will do.”
/ 2017 – Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition TADAEX | Tehran, Iran
/ 2016 – Oddstream Festival | Nijmegen, Netherlands
/ 2016 – ADAF Athens Digital Arts Festival | Athens, Greece
/ 2015 – 16th Media Art Biennale WRO | Wroclaw, Poland
/ Nov 2014 – premiere at the Kunsthalle Dom Umenia Bratislava | Bratislava, Slovakia
Supported by Culture.pl and Polish Culture Insitute.
photos by Zuzana Godálová