Miltos Manetas & Luuk Bouwman
DJ /Rupture & Daniel Perlin
installation by Jen
Wu, incorporating public areas with
Bernadette Corporation &
Raqs Media Collective
Private View: Friday 28th October:
a night of live electronic sounds and concerts by
Man from Uranus and friends:
Ninki V, Sculpture,
DJ set: Daniel Perlin.
Gallery discussion Saturday 19th November
Catalogue available £2
Panic brings together digital arts and architecture in a physical and
entropic mode: enveloping net art, digital ephemera, computer structures
and sculptural installation, the exhibition presents participatory performance,
social image making systems and group collaborations together in a pluralistic
Creating a den and a platform,a kiosk and a cinema, a notional city installation
structure made by Jen Wu responds to each artist's work with differing
site-specific situations. The open spaces between these structures are
public areas hosting artworks chosen in conjunction with Deptford X; a
video by Bernadette Corporation and specially produced broadsheets by
Rags Media Collective that are free to take. Music performances on the
opening night will also take over the public area in the form of free
concerts curated by Man from Uranus.
Cross-medium collaboration shapes much of the exhibition; musician DJ
/Rupture and sound programmer Daniel Perlin are working together and showing
for the first time in the UK, as is Miltos Manetas with his collaboration
with director Luuk Bouwman and musician Gnak. Daedalus will be making
a large systematised image installation, a collaboration generated by
audience participation. Finally, the exhibition mode itself seeks to break
down the edges of what constitutes a social or hierarchical space, both
in its creation and in its use.
Kernel Panic is a term coming from computer architecture deign and functionality:
an irrecoverable hardware collapse yielding on-screen coded messages.
Kernel Panic - the exhibition - seeks to attain a Tron-like immersion
into that condition, a metaphor for a contemporary digital-urban environment
where the body in space negotiates multiple ephemeral stimuli.
Curated by Anthony Gross
Kindly supported by: Fusion,
London Borough of Lewisham, London and Quadrant Housing, Macdonald Egan.
Media partner BBC London
do it" by
Rafaël Rozendaal, 2005.
maestro DJ /Rupture collaborates with
NY sound programmer Daniel Perlin.
producing images installations through social participation
These and other images available as print-ready files upon request.
Kernel Panic artists: Dusu Choi (Korea) site-specific
installations using Asian barber shop & massage parlour motorised
Dædalus (UK) creates visual patterns through social games. For Kernel
Panic he will produce a systematised installation through audience participation.
Durational performance on opening night exploring 'liminocentric' structures. Anthony Gross (UK) images
and 3D animation produced by customising- and free-association of found
web forum objects. Exploring subject matter borne out of mass media means
of production. Co-founder temporarycontemporary. www.mrgross.com Faiyaz Jafri: (Pakistan/Netherlands)
New York based artist who combines virtual- sculpture, -photography, -filmmaking,
making original digital characters and environments. Also known here for
his computer generated campaign for Guiness Cold. www.bam-b.com Miltos Manetas: (Greece,
based in the US). His work explores the cultural space of the computer
screen and video game. He has created Neen in 2000 (with a recent event
at Sketch); an experimental social/events organisation that fluidly connects
like minded tech artists. Here he collaborates with director Luuk Bouwman.
Manetas has an upcoming solo show at Palais de Tokyo. www.manetas.com Rafaël Rozendaal: (Brazil/Netherlands)
website net artist. Using beautiful, simplified images his subjects range
from clouds to blood, from gradients to patterns. www.newrafael.com DJ /Rupture: (US, based in
Barcelona) "Rupture's blazing, provocative turntablism fuses hot
new orientalist dancehall and battle-grade hiphop with Arabic vocals/instrumentation,
soul divas, and a dusting of breakcore grit." The multi-album musician
in a special collaboration with Daniel Perlin for this exhibition. www.negrophonic.com Daniel Perlin: (US) New York
based sound designer with interactive design projects ranging from web
based media to physical computing. Installations include Mutations with
Koolhaas, Kwinter, Fabricius and Virafon, an audio installation with Vito
Acconci. Jen Wu: (US)
Video installation performance artist. Employs fragmentary devices to
represent identities in flux. For Kernel Panic she will create a physical
structure that will bridge/rift across the space creating private pockets
of gallery use and public space open for collaboration and inhabitation
by Deptford X. Co-founder of temporarycontemporary. Man From Uranus: (UK) "Chaotic
and Melodic Analogue Electronic Space Sounds on Theremin, Synth, and Organ.
Revivalist of Sci-Fi soundtracks with Beeper Hat and Childrens. Wellies.
Situationalist, Absurdist, and Sound Visualizer." www.manfromuranus.com
About his friends: Ninki V: (UK) "She plays
the Theremin and Casio and her songs are very punchy and melodic JJPerrey
style old-school electronics. Very charming". www.ninki-v.com Sculpture: (UK) "Dan
Hayhurst formerly of They Came From The Stars. Brilliant musician. Very
Lounge mixed with abstract frenetic beats. He plays home-made electronics
and manipulates reel to reel tape machines in much the same way as turntable
wax scratchers (uh)" Dogheads: (UK) "Very
fun and exuberant 4 piece who play Electronica Dance music wearing costumes
of Space animals - Their music appeals to people who don't and do like
dance music. Extremely crowd interactive." www.dogheads.tv
Deptford X have been invited to select works for the Kernel Panic public
area: Bernadette Corporation: (based
in Paris) "Conceived as a structure for group activity and the development
of individual talents" (www.mediamatic.net). BC negotiates fashion,
advertising, magazines, institution, and the collective and in so doing
forms a cross cultural, contemporary critique. Exhibitions include Au-déla
du Spectacle at Centre Pompidou, Paris, & Lets Entertain
at Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis (2000). Raqs Media Collective: (India)
"A collective of media practitioners working in documentary
film-making, photography, media theory and research." (50th Bi. Venice
- Dreams & Conflicts). Taking recontextualised stickers from the public
realm and producing lightbox installations and printed broadsheets
available to pick up from the gallery. www.raqsmediacollective.net