The exhibition "realities:united - Fazit" at Berlinische Galerie in Berlin was the prelude to an artistic project of the same name. As the big, centralised thermal power stations start closing down in Germany, their artistic potential is explored with a view to accompanying industrial, cultural and social change.
Our proposal: Power stations still in operation during this stage should be modified so that instead of only producing energy and pollutants, they emit signals into the air, visible from afar, to symbolise and inspire this transformation.
The public debate about the energy transition and the opportunities and challenges it entails continued at the Berlinische Galerie throughout the exhibition with representatives of the energy sector, environmental associations, artists and visitors. The show was meant as an incubator for the long-term artistic project and for a sustained cultural response to the issue.
The show was on view at Berlinische Galerie from April 27 until August 19 2019.