jakub geltner nests security cameras + satellite dishes in nature and architecture jakub geltner nests security cameras + satellite dishes in nature and architecture
jun 30, 2015

jakub geltner nests security cameras + satellite dishes in nature and architecture


jakub geltner nests security cameras + satellite dishes in nature and architecture
(above) nest 05, 2015 | sculpture by the sea, aarhus, denmark
all images courtesy of jakub geltner

 

 

 

over the last four years, prague-based artist jakub geltner has added his ‘nests’ to contemporary building sites and public spaces. with the image of urban landscapes littered with satellite dishes and security cameras in mind, geltner intervenes in both cities and galleries with his own interpretation of artificially-infested environments. 

 

geltner assembles clusters of technological equipment and surveillance devices to building façades and popular public sites, drawing attention to the saturation of these systems in our surroundings. the congregation of these manufactured gadgets and their subsequent growth process is conceived as a starting point of an infection, and expands upon the idea that they are a hurt, rather than a help, to culture and society. 

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 05, 2015 | sculpture by the sea, aarhus, denmark

 

 

 

geltner’s most recent variation is ‘nest 05’, presented for the 2015 edition of sculpture by the sea in aarhus, denmark. this latest iteration sees a grouping of technological systems placed within nature, rather than an architectural environment. more than a dozen security cameras are attached to the edges of ocean rocks, each pointing their lens in a different direction towards the surrounding environment. the abrupt and strange interruption of the natural landscape by objects associated with surveillance and supervision seem to surprisingly subvert the feeling of safety, where visitors are being involuntary watched in a place meant for solitude and retreat. 

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 05, 2015 | sculpture by the sea, aarhus, denmark

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 05, 2015 | sculpture by the sea, aarhus, denmark

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 05, 2015 | sculpture by the sea, aarhus, denmark

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 03, 2011 | ostrava city, czech republic
installation at unfinished skeleton structure of a former kv ksč
(regional committee of the communist party of czechoslovakia) 

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
detail of ‘nest 03’ located in ostrava city, czech republic

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 01, 2011 | vltava river waterfront, prague

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
side view detail of ‘nest 01’ along the vltava river waterfront in prague

jakub geltner nests security cameras in nature sculpture by the sea
nest 04, 2012 | building of former elementary school, sokolov, czech republic

 

  • Aesthetically pleasing. The artist in the creator comes through in spite of the point he wants to make.
    I mean this as a compliment.

    Ron Smith says:
  • very interesting !

    Kawiak says:

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