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Hito Steyerl

Factory of the Sun

05 Jun - 28 Aug 2016

Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, exhibition view at HMKV Dortmund 2016
Factory of the Sun
5 June - 28 August 2016

Curated by Inke Arns

The HMKV presents the­­­ German premiere of Hito Steyerl’s “Factory of the Sun”. The internationally renowned artist Hito Steyerl (*1966) produced this spectacular installation for the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. In this video environment Hito Steyerl makes use of the emphatic notion of sunlight, that old symbol of progress, leading us in a dialectic fashion, which is both critical and playful, to the very heart of the debates about our digital present. It is not without a certain bitter irony that Steyerl weighs up the utopian potential of the Internet against its “deadly transparency”. The protagonists’ dance in the "motion capture studio" acts as the motor for the progressing metamorphosis of the images, and is at the same time a playful form of resistance against invisible opponents. The HMKV presents Steyerl’s amazing installation on Level 6 of the Dortmunder U, the „beletage“ of the former Union brewery.

Tags: Inke Arns, Hito Steyerl