An exhibition of the GEDOK Karlsruhe
and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
in cooperation with the ZKM
in the context of the 25th European Cultural Days “Europe – a Promise”.
with the premiere of
Sabine Schäfer’s new audiovisual installation “Europa – so nah, so fern”.
ZKM | Karlsruhe, Musikbalkon, Lorenzstr. 19, 76135 Karlsruhe
Sa. 1.05. – So. 6.06.2021
Opening Hours: Mi-Fr 10-18 Uhr / Sa, So 11-18 Uhr
Current Information: www.zkm.de oder telefonisch unter 0721 / 8100 1200
From 3.05.2021 online presentation of the introduction by curator Dr. Annette Hünnekens (GEDOK) and video clips on the exhibits on:
GEDOK Karlsruhe: https://vimeo.com/536247880
EKT-page of the City of Karlsruhe: https://web6.karlsruhe.de/Kultur/EKT/EKT2021/de/programm/detail/297/
On the occasion of the European Culture Days, GEDOK Karlsruhe is a guest at the ZKM | Karlsruhe together with the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the joint research center for Europe. One of the currently most important issues is to reconcile the goals of environmental and climate protection and the energy turnaround, i.e. the associated safe dismantling of nuclear energy, with the increasing energy requirements of Europe’s digitalization. The exhibition focuses on the enormous challenge and addresses the approaches to solving these contradictory objectives. With a total of seven exhibits, the exhibition condenses the current positions in each case and, seen together, clarifies the global situation.
Europa, so fern und doch so nah
The new commissioned work “Europa – so nah, so fern”, created for this occasion by Sabine Schäfer, will be shown for the first time in the exhibition. The two-part audiovisual work is interactive. The backlit glass panels of the free-standing object show satellite images of continental views and capitals of the European Union at night, alongside a trio of music stands with audio QR code panels. Using a free image-scanning app, animated videos and sound compositions can be accessed via QR code.
The audiovisualle Installation Fragil by Sabine Schäfer is a further development of the SEM light image gallery „MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No.1“ by the artist dou of <SAJO> Sabine Schäfer / Joachim Krebs.
The artist’s two works use audiovisual experiences to open up a broader field of tension between energy supply, its achievements and prices
The Joint Research Centre of Europe presents five works from its collection “Art Spaces”, whose common denominator is a barrel typical of the disposal of radioactive material, which has served as a starting point for renowned artists in their reflections and comments on the theme of responsible energy supply, which also includes thoughts of disposal. Works by Fabrizio Plessi, Raphael de Vittori Reizel, Paola Ravasio, Roberto Barni and Peter Hide 311065 will be shown.