Knots & Nets

Duo Exhbition with Jelena Viskovic and Tommy Støckel

17 June – 03 July 2021

About the exhibition

An exhibition by Jelena Viskovic and Tommy Støckel, exploring two distinct sculptural formats, both characterised by interactive and digital features. Playing with the boundaries and possibilities of an exhibition space for Net Art, these sculptural works –inspired by networks and virtual collaborations– are presented in the physical gallery but can only be fully experienced through their digital presence.

about the Artists

Jelena Viskovic’s work focuses on games, leisure spaces, their historical narratives and relationship to memory. Her work incorporates cultural and counter-cultural imaginaries of the Southeastern European regions. She uses simulation and game mechanics as non-linear narrative devices, but also carefully crafted ornamental components built into sculptural and architectural systems, responding to new and archaic technologies, social organisational platforms, and public spaces. Her work has been shown at the V&A, London; Transmediale, Berlin; IFCA, Maribor; Kraftwerk, Berlin; Amaze Festival, Berlin; Electromuseum, Moscow; Sonic Acts Academy, Amsterdam; AQB, Budapest; Screen Space - Mathew Gallery, New York; Impakt Festival, Utrecht.

he works of Tommy Støckel are centered around found objects, spaces and situations. His projects draw inspiration from our everyday surroundings as well as from digital material, which he recontextualises and presents through a wide range of media. Apart from physical sculptures, his works have appeared as books, billboards, typefaces, emojis, digital games and in-world interventions. Tommy Støckel has had solo exhibitions at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam and Arnolfini, Bristol. His work has also been shown in The Atlantic Project, Plymouth; CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm and the Gwangju Biennale.

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