Public Space With A Roof

Sagi Groner

Sagi Groner is an artist based in Amsterdam who has exhibited in the various art institutions internationally. Control in society has been for Groner a subject of almost obsessive pursuit, both in observing and figuring out the more hidden corners of how it works and inventing forms that manifest the yearning to break free from it. These explorations manifest sometimes in poetic images and sometimes in rather noisy sound installations, often involving piracy of one kind or the other (pirate radio, plunder-phonic projects, sound pollution). The observation of social control is on a broad spectrum ranging from political and power structures to the very personal “pains” of the individual trapped within them. A special interest in technology and its relation to these “pains” is also a recurring “theme” both in the content and in the usually complex technical systems constructed to manifest these ideas.