International exhibitions Life Wire - Art and Electricity, Shedhalle, Zurich

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Life Wire - Art and Electricity
Shedhalle, Zurich (Switzerland)  

08.10 - 18.12.2011

07.09 - 25.11.2012

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Press release E-Flux

2011: The radioactive contamination of Fukushima and the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor disaster of Chernobyl only a few weeks later dramatically made people worldwide aware of the fact that electricity does not simply come straight from the socket for endless use. Electricity is a highly embattled resource, the production of which often is non-sustainable and most often fraught with danger. Electricity is used in innumerable ways and is a commercial good but at the same time a power full of mysteries and invisible energy the actual functioning of which we can hardly understand or explain even today. “Live Wire. Art and Electricity” is an invitation to reconsider our attitude towards electricity and how we take it for granted, the exhibition tries to put electricity into a historical context and to provoke new sensual experiences.

The artists : Julieta Aranda, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, HeHe, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Hörner/Antlfinger, Karl Heinz Jeron, Party Manual, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, Alexander Tuchacek (knowbotic research), Clemens Winkler

Curators : Anke Hoffmann and Yvonne Volkart

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Exhibition 8 October - 18 December 2011. Shedhalle Zurich, Seestrasse 395 - 8038 Zürich(Switzerland).Tel.: +41 481 59 50. Opening times : Wed-Fr 1-5 pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm. Mon-tue closed.

Hörner / Antlfinger, Dream Water Wonderland, 2010 (Still)