By Alyss Bowen
KERNEL, the Athens based art collective will be invading Union Pacific for the duration of March. With a private viewing available on the 28th of February
Founded in 2009 by architect Pegy Zali and artists Petros Moris and Theodoros Giannakis in Athens. KERNEL aims to develop its work through the production of hybrid installations, and the production of video essays. Their practice explores interdisciplinary collaborations, by taking the form of multidisciplinary projects – such as architectural design and ongoing research.
Inspired by the Bridge event, which can be described as: ‘Days later, millions of microscopic fragments of phosphor-coated lamb glass, deformed metal and wood chips are still lying within the tunnel. Then, the sound of the machines fades slowly as the train proceeds on the black-painted structure of the bridge.
KERNEL draws its inspiration from Bridge, and a peripheral event, focusing on re-imaging a serious narrative on the contemporary geopolitical changes that relate to the worldwide movements of matter, energy and people. Contemplating on the location of Greece as a historical tie between East and West, Bridge is a reference to the newly built infrastructural project situated in the suburban landscape of Athens.
It will be installed on the gallery’s glass shop front, a perforated printed vinyl depicts a 1:1 scale fragment of a black monochrome graffiti, which was recently painted throughout the bridge by a local graffiti group, and will be street facing.
KERNEL will investigate the moments of friction and resistance within systems of contradictory colonization, of real time connectivity and maximized efficiency that advocates extreme situations for the organisation of human time and life.
01 March–28 March 2015
Preview: Saturday 28 February, 6–9pm