During the lockdown, while the gallery is closed, Upstream Gallery presents a new series of Upstream Focus. In this series of short exhibitions in our private viewing space, we highlight one or two works by our artists. Until the gallery reopens this will only take place online.
From 24 February – 2 March we present two videos that respond to each other in an interesting way, JODI’s Street Legal (2004) and Jeroen Jongeleen’s Donut Car Park II (2020). They are both performances, in which the artists leave traces, documented by a bird’s-eye view camera. JODI’s work though completely exists in the digital space, in a game the artists hacked. Jongeleen’s work originated in public space, on an abandoned parking lot. At the same time, both works raise the same questions about the (un)limited use of public spaces. About the limitations and possibilities that we experience, may it be in the digital or in the physical world. Two worlds that have increasingly overlapped over the years.