reflection in front of green
The installation Reflection on Green is a self-reflective system that deals with the past, present and possible future of the power plant. In a gathering of the found objects of the power plant area, the installation expands through the space. Old tarps become canvases, items of a heater become instruments and bricks pile up playfully while supporting the work at the same time. It is an ongoing reflection of a place that has always been in the process.
powerplant, destruction, reconstruction, laundry, modification, poisoned earth, modification, event space, studios, meeting point, possibility
The green screen offers an open space for all possibilities of the power plants future. Creative quarter, temporary use, vacancy, living space? The green wasteland can be used with infinite possibilities. Despite the impression of monochrome emptiness the greenscreen has an endless depth. The ideas and options are reflected in the already green colored bricks, which are the basic material of the power plant.
Green is the color of the area – not only in this room. Wild grasses and trees, which make their way through the architecture, characterize the place. While the processing of coal for electricity has once damaged the environment here, nature seems to have overwhelmed the place today. In a state of stagnation, plants move inexorably through stones and walls.
Green as an interchangeable projection screen.
Green as a symbol of liveliness.
The work plays with the poles of factual research and emotional artistic work. Research, sample collection, tracking and observing are meeting the playful work that is constantly in the process. While the place is clearly considered in its historical sequence, the objects found on the spot are elusive. Due to the multiple temporary use in the past, the objects of the installation no longer have any original meaning.
A detached situation arises in which the meaning, history and dynamics of the power plant are repeatedly thought through. Old photos flicker across the walls. Bricks, coal, soap, glass, gravel, plants, contaminated soil. The elements of the place are presented in the form of samples for viewing. Technology and research meet experiment and artistic expression.