torsdag 6 mars 2014


Welcome to our opening
13.3 18.00

Opening Speech: M.A. Numminen

The Slovenia based Brida/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica  formed as a group in 1996 during studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Their production is based on painting, graphic arts, video, photography and multimedia installations.

This time they present a selection of artist that participated at Pixxelpoint new media festival. The 14th edition in Nova Gorica, Slovenia curated BridA.

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BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica (SVN)
Florian Grond (AT)
Marotta & Russo (IT)
Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman  radioCona (SVN)
Arjan Pregl (SVN)
Marcin Ramocki (USA)
Christian Rupp (AT)
Owen Smith (USA)
Igor Štromajer (SVN)
Joakim Hansson (FI)

Defragmentation is a term which comes from technology. More specifically, it is related to the computer data storage system and concerns the process of rearranging data in order to speed up data retrieval. Upon reflection, this type of optimization simply means a more efficient use of the potential of such a device. Potential is not just something that is planned as part of the product design, it has a maximum, finite value. It is based on specific parameters, and determined only by existing needs and inventiveness/creativity. By rearranging data on the computer disk, thereby taking into consideration the device’s environment and record history, we create new electrical states, which mean a better device and progress in relation to the previous state.

The time and space which contemporary art occupies and in which it manifests itself also has potential of its own. The artist applies his or her creativity to rearrange it into different abstract and material structures. It draws upon a limited space and time for the sole reason of causing change in a given and opportune moment. This change is not irrelevant because it signifies progress. In the context of the showcased artworks and artists, defragmentation is therefore a word which highlights the process as something which necessarily improves on the previous state, an invention, art.