Concentric Networked Projections

Posted: December 10, 2013

Concentric Networked Projections, 2013
Wireless routers, Customized Router Firmware, Electronic circuit, Lenses
Dimensions Variable

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Network Topologies

Posted: December 10, 2013

Network Topologies, 2013
Ultraviolet Prints on Carbon fiber plates, Digital Images on Microchips
131 x 91 cm each

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Local Manifestations

Posted: October 25, 2013

Spiros Hadjidjanos
Local Manifestations
October 31 – December 14, 2013

Opening: October 26, 7 – 10 pm

Future Gallery, Berlin

In 1959, the American engineer Paul Baran was charged by the RAND Corporation with the task of designing a telecommunications network resilient enough to survive a nuclear attack. A year later Baran published his proposed solution: a network of distributed nodes without a centralized core. He argued that a distributed network would be indestructible because the connections between its nodes were redundant; multiple redundant connections safeguard a system from total destruction if individual nodes are damaged. A decade later, Baran’s distributed relay node architecture formed the conceptual framework for the first system of inter-networked computers, which would become the basis for today’s decentralized wireless internet.

In Local Manifestations, Spiros Hadjidjanos excavates the topology of our contemporary wireless terrain – the virtual/physical surface of wireless networks through which we communicate – uncovering the interlocking system of nodes and redundant connections upon which this intangible landscape is constructed. As we simultaneously navigate and construct this space, we ourselves become nodes, receivers and transmitters of data contributing to the redundancy and therefore the imperviousness of the system. We become “wireless subjects.”

Within the tensile mesh of a distributed network, it becomes possible to conceive of the relations between fixed entities themselves as objects. Hadjidjanos’ work, in line with realist philosophies, treats them as such; through multiple points of entry, he asks what it could mean to manifest a “relation as object.” The act of manifesting or actualizing relations takes many forms: signals from wireless routers are converted into visible projections; diagrams of Baran’s networks are embedded into the lightweight mesh material of carbon fiber; a person circulates the exhibition space mumbling signals received from a mobile phone; mobile devices become topographical maps and morph into each other in a series of slowed-down animations. In each of these works it is the transitions, movements, and relations that are the object of study.

The “local” is not contrasted here with the “global.” It does not imply an opposition between the singular and fixed or the multiple and connective, but rather contextualizes this exhibition as one object-relation within a theoretically infinite set of iterations. The multiplicity, or redundancy of its outward relations is what is responsible for the integrity of its inner relationships. The exhibition is not “reduceable either to its internal components or to its outward effects” – making it, according to Graham Harman’s definition, an object.

- Elvia Wilk

Unstable Media

Posted: June 16, 2013

Unstable Media, curated by Anne de Vries
Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
June 22 – Aug. 31
Preview: Saturday, June 22, 17:00hrs

Carbon Fiber Z20:X50 3D

Posted: June 16, 2013

Carbon Fiber Z20:X50 3D
130 x 90 cm
Ultraviolet Print on Carbon fiber plate

Carbon Fiber Z20:X50 3D (Detail)

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Photographic Objects

Posted: January 5, 2013

Photographic Objects Thomas Ruff, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Kelley Walker, Spiros Hadjidjanos
Text: Markus Kramer
Kehrer, Heidelberg, 144 pages, Deutsch/English, Dec 2012 ISBN 978-3-86828-378-5

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Displacement Maps

Posted: December 3, 2012

Displacement Maps (video still), 2012
Full HD Animation
3:03 min

Displacement Maps, Installation view
von cirne, Cologne

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Yes we’re open

Posted: May 13, 2012

Yes we’re open, curated by Petra Heck, Nimk, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam
On view 02 Jun – 30 Sept 2012
Opening 01 Jun 17-19:00hrs


Posted: March 28, 2012

Group Show
Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble
07 April – 10 June 2012
Opening 07 April 2012, 19hrs

Network Time – Flow

Posted: February 22, 2012

Network Time at the Future Gallery, Berlin

Network Time at the Import Projects, Berlin