14 March – 13 April 2014
Artists: Florian Grond, Stefano Marotta, Roberto Russo, Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman, Arjan Pregl, Marcin Ramocki, Christian Rupp, Owen Smith, Igor Štromajer, Joakim Hansson, Tom Kerševan, Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango.
Igor Štromajer‘s 0§n–3¦é×F= Miá† exhibited at the GRO Gallery, Finland.
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.