At how many lux …. do Banse and Pohl switch on the street lighting? We slowly feel the suspense build up towards this one decisive second when the two engineers approach the city’s electricity control centre to press the button. Light is cast upon the relation between the individual and the systems that encircle our modern life. In the works of the ten artists presented at this Onomatopee exhibition mutual dependencies are activated, become touchable and tangible.
With: Maarten Bel (NL), Steffen Kraska (NL/G), Laibach Kunst (SLO), Other / Troy Lovegates (Can), PicaPica (B), Thomas Plaesschaart (FR), p.t.t.red (Hans Winkler & Stefan Micheel /G), Jan Rooijackers (NL), Ungunstraum / Rimini Protokoll (G), Femke Schaap (NL) and Edwin Gardner (NL)
The exhibition addresses how individuals reconsider collective systems. How do we navigate though the shimmery brightness gradients of society’s twilight zones? In which way do artists relate to or depend on, how do they play with or even dance upon them? Adapting the title of a 1998 performance by experimental theatre company Ungunstraum / Rimini Protokoll - At how many lux do Banse and Pohl switch the light on? -, the exhibition affiliates itself to the approach of situating artistic practices with utterly consequence in everyday life – or vice versa. Based on light-related works, At how many lux …? invites you to accompany Banse, Pohl and the ten other experts while pulling the switch. Who controls the power?
At how many lux …? Is conduced in the framework of GLOW- festival