Eastern Surf are a collective of four artists Ana Kuzmanic, Francesca Nobilucci, Ewan Sinclair and Shona Macnaughton, living in the UK and Croatia. Since 2011 we have organised, produced and participated in a number of projects including exhibitions, performance, video, sculpture, publications and web based work. We have developed a methodology of swapping spaces, where we enter the spaces created by social media networks and user generated software platforms, in a cycle from the virtual to reality and back again. Through researching and using specific tools that facilitate our collaborative communication across different countries, we position ourselves as both user and observer. Looking at the control mechanisms that affect the way we and others communicate, we test the parameters of how we understand the “public realm” and how people are permitted to interact with such spaces. The work is a proposition towards a reclaiming of space as one might experience it now; fragmented, connected, controlled, online, offline, and the line between public and private diminishing.
ilovemyjob online performance project for net.cube gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Kernel Panic Control, Galzenica Gallery, Velica Gorica, Zagreb.
Towards Enclosure, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.
TORINOver 2012, Museo d’Arte Orientale, Turin, Italy; Monitor Metro Station of Torino, Turin, Italy; Stills – Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, UK; Centralna Postaja, Maribor, Slovenia; WOLFART PROJECT SPACE, NAC Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Librairie Mollat, Bordeaux, France; The Office contemporary art space affair, Castello di Ali Pashe Tepelena, Tirana, Albania; Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow, UK
The Mutual Charter, Various venues, Glasgow International Festival.
Real world models that know where they are, Rhubaba Studios and Gallery, Edinburgh.
Accept the mystery! Performance event at The Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK.
Society: Architecture/Public Space, Presentation for Lunch Bytes, CCA, Glasgow
How Near is Here? Workshop and performance for Symposium and Intensive Programme on Locality, Collective, Edinburgh
Quartermile Render Ghosts, performance photoshoot, Edinburgh.
CGI End Times, performance photoshoot, Zagreb and Edinburgh.
Eastern Surf Presents: Launch Live Stream, online live event, streamed from London, Zagreb and Edinburgh
Kernel Panic Control Printed publication and exhibition catalogue including contributions from Eastern Surf and invited writers. Online PDF version. View publication here
Researcher in Residence at Hangar, Barcelona, Spain.
Quality Production Award, Creative Scotland
Visual Art Award: Edinburgh, Edinburgh City Council