Eastern Surf

Digital immigrants washed up with the Eastern Surf

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.

Upcoming Events

 

 

Work

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Whiskey Bond

London

Launch Live Stream Event

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Inbuilt Render Ghosts

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The Meta Model

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CGI End Times

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Accept the mystery!

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Facing Detection

Quartermile render ghosts

Quartermile Render Ghosts

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22/11/2012 21/12/2012

Kernel Panic Control

Galženica Gallery, Zagreb

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18/08/2012 02/09/2012

Towards Enclosure

Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

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11/06/2011 10/07/2011

Real world models that know where they are

Rhubaba Studios and Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2012

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.

2011

Real world models that know where they are, Rhubaba Studios and Gallery, Edinburgh.

Performances

2015

Accept the mystery! Performance event at The Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK.

2014

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

2012

Quartermile Render Ghosts, performance photoshoot, Edinburgh.

CGI End Times, performance photoshoot, Zagreb and Edinburgh.

2011

Eastern Surf Presents: Launch Live Stream, online live event, streamed from London, Zagreb and Edinburgh

Publications

2012

Kernel Panic Control Printed publication and exhibition catalogue including contributions from Eastern Surf and invited writers. Online PDF version. View publication here

Awards

2015

Researcher in Residence at Hangar, Barcelona, Spain.

2012

Quality Production Award, Creative Scotland

Visual Art Award: Edinburgh, Edinburgh City Council

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