TOTAL CONTROL ZONE
TOTAL CONTROL ZONE is Gardar Eide Einarsson’s fifth solo exhibition at Nils Stærk. Einarsson examines the balance of power between state and individual in his current exhibition: TOTAL CONTROL ZONE – a series of new works, which relate to the way the body interfaces with the state.
The exhibition title TOTAL CONTROL ZONE comes from the term for the strictest security level within the notorious North Korean concentration camps. The term can also draw the mind to a more general dystopic endpoint of state mass surveillance of the individual – a reality that draws closer with the advent of advanced technologies and artificial intelligence. In his current exhibition, Einarsson presents a series of new works which raise questions about how individuals relate to state control, sometimes desiring it, sometimes resisting it, sometimes falling victim to it.