Eight Cubic Meters by Sandra Golubjevaite
When: 4 July 2024 - 31 July 2024
Opening: 10 July at 17.00 hrs
Where: Eight Cubic Meters, Sint Nicolaasstraat, Amsterdam

dis/functional [-c] objects
‘dis/functional [-c] objects’ explores the relationship between language, code, handcraft and interfacing. The process comes to life through the making of a series of hybrid installations. The project departs from a self-posed question: In a time when web development systems are rapidly evolving and A.I.s can generate software codes in seconds, is manual process of writing code, like HTML, from scratch becoming a craft? The aim is to therefore experiment with the use of handmade elements highlighting a slow, personal code-crafting method as counterbalance to the speed of commodified and centralized state of the current digital landscape.

Discussions and visions of technological futures can often be daunting and I want to counteract this by embracing the concept of prototyping as if casting a caring spell. Building up installations, I wish to manifest a queercode-based organism that outputs its otherness - its “parasitic” yet healing content - to the public (online/offline) domain. Each installation serves as a different chapter in the project, spreading different organisms through different exhibition spaces.

Kindly supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Stokroos and Het Cultuurfonds