© Katrin Hornek
Opening Session: Planetary System Summit #2

March 23, 2018, 6.00 pm

Location

Kunsthalle Exnergasse

© Katrin Hornek
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Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Opening Session: Planetary System Summit #2

Katrin Hornek

Project introduction

Experts from different fields speak about fossil energy, organic compounds, oil exploitation in the Weinviertel region, and the representation of structural relationships.
In German language.

A cordial invitation to join Planetary System Summit #2!
Planetary System Summit #2 - A Séance Between Ancient Ocean Krill and Petrocultural Bodies
in Bockfließ (Lower Austria) on March 24, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
There is only a limited number of places available: Registration via Email.

The discovery of oil fundamentally changed life on Earth, as one would expect at first glance. Katrin Hornek investigates these transformations in the series “Planetary System Summit.” She selects sites where the main themes and protagonists of the global climate change are present – for instance, a pipeline at the southern end of the Danube Island, on the edge of oil port Lobau ("Planetary System Summit #1", November 2, 2016) or the largest continuous oil reserve of Central Europe in Matzen-Raggendorf, 35 km northeast from Vienna ("Planetary System Summit #2", March 24, 2018). In her Systemic Constellation Works on the most important human and non-human agents the artist follows material traces and stories about the omnipresence of oil. Multifaceted relationships are revealed – for example, between prehistoric organisms and slowly decaying microplastics, between a borehole in the Weinviertel and the Iranian Revolution, or between the wish to mitigate the climate crisis and our dependency on this natural resource.

In the framework of "Holes in the Wall." Anachronic Approaches to the Here and Now, curated by Gudrun Ratzinger

With works by Kathi Hofer, Katrin Hornek, Dejan Kaludjerović, Tatiana Lecomte, Miklós Erhardt & Little Warsaw, Walid Raad, Vladislav Shapovalov, Slavs and Tatars, Johanna Tinzl & Stefan Flunger, UBERMORGEN

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