Opening at Filodrammatica Gallery (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka) on Thursday, March 7th, at 20:00, “Critical Engineering” exhibition presents three artworks by internationally acclaimed artists Julian Oliver, Danja Vasiliev, Bengt Sjölén and Gordan Savičić, also known as The Critical Engineering Working Group.
In the form of a condom-vending machine, Vending Private Network offers the user with the efficient protection on internet; Packetbridge tries to confuse the devices reliant on the wireless internet connection infrastructure, while Unintended Emissions captures and shows radio emissions unintentionally and invisibly shared by our portable wireless devices.
According to the Critical Engineering Manifesto, “the greater the dependence on a technology the greater the need to study and expose its inner workings, regardless of ownership or legal provision”. Thus, it’s no surprise that the three “tools for intervention” presented in this exhibition focus on networked infrastructures and online communication, especially WiFi communication via portable devices: technologies we depend upon to communicate as well as to locate ourselves in the physical space, yet that are also used to control and follow us.
Credits and more information about exhibited works and their authors HERE.
7 - 22 March 2019
Filodrammatica Gallery, Rijeka
The Critical Engineering Working Group