James Bridle: My delight on a shining night
Leading artist and writer James Bridle – whose most recent book New Dark Age surveys the history of art, technology, and information systems, capturing the techno-pessimist hearts of the readers around the globe (review in The Guardian) – returned to Rijeka once again to present a solo exhibition, "My delight on a shining night", at Filodrammatica Gallery (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka)

“My delight on a shining night” is a line taken from the old English folk song, The Lincolnshire Poacher, which describes the pleasures of taking game from rich landowners. The opening bars of the Lincolnshire Poacher were also used as the call sign of a numbers station – a mysterious radio shortwave radio signal believed to be related to espionage – broadcast from RAF Akrotiri, in Cyprus, from the mid-1970s until 2008.

Akrotiri is the site of the one of the largest military radar installations in Europe and the Middle East, collecting intelligence on the Middle East and Russia far over the horizon. It is also home to a population of Greater Flamingos, who migrate around the Mediterranean. Since the 1970s, these flamingo populations have been tracked by the Station Biologique de la Tour de Valat in the South of France, whose database of half a million sightings over thirty years includes more than twenty thousand birds...

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