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»High Pressure Systems«

»High Pressure Systems«

Brace Brace, Frank Eickhoff, The Galleries, Gesa Troch, Dena Yago, Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz

organised by Roman Liska of N/V_Projects

Opening Thu 30 Apr 7 – 11 pm
30 Apr – 3 May 2015


High Pressure Systems

Contrary to our to our expectations the circulation of images hadn’t extracted itself from regulation by some authority. Rather, it quite naturally created a new system of hegemony: The governmentality of algorithms. Discourses, vogues and tendencies passed over territories like high- and low-pressure systems. They rained off data, moved like clouds across the Atlantic, or blew down as torrents from mountain ridges.

The movements of recent years merely resembled a drifting motion that seemed to owe its shiftings to changes in pressure, rather than their own inherent dynamics. Like guinea pigs we believed to have become part of an experiment. The present and future lay above our heads like clouds of a storm, discharged in our cerebral cortices, emitting bright flashes of lightning. Fashion, guilt, and charity. Occupation, acceleration, post-anthropocentricism. Ever-changing conceptual jet-streams rolled in on parties, over biennials and through museums with stunning velocity, only to disintegrate within moments. Wherever something disappeared, the only trace left was the faint echo of a Butterflys chuckle, who had caused all of this with a cruel beat of its cast-iron wings. We had become sensors. An army of man-sized antennae grouped in arrays of 192 poles each that spread via the Netherlands and Germany throughout the whole continent.

We listened to the low-frequency oscillations for years. Along with partner projects in North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region we established a gigantic interferometer whose signals were correlated into a unified data-stream. So this was art, then. Distant from the shores of intentionality and self-conception, we ended up in camps with cryptic names. And like bars we gazed upon panthers and ran their earth simulations.

(c) The Galleries, 2015


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Frank Eickhoff
The Galleries
Gesa Troch
Dena Yago
Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz

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Opening Thu April 30 at 7 - 11 pm
On View Sat May 2 at 5 - 11 pm + Sun May 3 at 3 - 6 pm

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