Peyman Konjkav | "Screen Saver": Electric Room 42/50
Dastan is pleased to announce “Screen Saver”, a presentation by Peyman Konjkav at Electric Room. The show, comprised of paintings, video and an installation will be open to public view from July 27 to August 1, 2018.
During a period when CRT displays were widely used, there were a plethora of different screen savers available. These ‘savers’ which were usually a light computer software that was run when the computer was idle and prevented burn-ins and similar damages to the display. During that period, use of screen savers was common in personal computer monitors, urban displays, and the small monitors of ATMs. Additionally, screen savers provided more security by requiring a password every time the user wanted to return to the main tasks, or making it possible to run other tasks (like a virus scan) in the background.
In “Screen Saver”, Peyman Konjkav (b. 1985, Tehran, Iran) has sought to use screen saver as an allusion to the aesthetics of a certain period of early three-dimensional modeling. Those aesthetics have been sources of inspiration for his paintings as well. Moreover, his installation depicts an era of this generation’s life when the personal computer and CRT displays had become part of the household and daily life. The five-minute-long video shows the same aesthetics from the 1990s and before that in collage with elements of classical art and 3D-modeling.