Oceans are bestrewed with goods stored in merchant vessels. Only 15 of these massive ships create more pollution than all the cars in the world. Several types of signs and variety of colours refers to transport and logistics companies and their geopolitical influence. Unified architecture of containers is a symptom of global economy and neoliberalism. Containers are identical, different only by logos and colours. Video was recorded in the location of industrial port of Hamburg, which is the second biggest harbour in Europe and fifteenth biggest in the world. In 2014 almost 10 million containers were handled in Hamburg. The harbour covers an area of 73.99 km² and it is one of the main transport infrastructure and digital network across the whole world. Thousands of such depopulated agglomerations with hundreds kilometres of streets are spread over the whole planet.
Michal Kindernay is an intermedia artist, curator and performer. His audio-visual installations interconnect art, technology and science. He reflects ecological issues through various technological approaches in relation to nature environment. His works include video performances, interactive installations or experimental documentary projects or sound compositions. He is one of the founders or yo-yo non profit culture organisation, RurArtMap project and he was part of Školská 28 gallery collective in Prague. He is an external teacher in Centre of Audiovisual Studies in Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts and in new Masters program in Prague College. As organiser or artist he was involved in many international projects. He works and lives in Prague.
Into the Abyss of the Lignite Clouds
The focus of the expedition and workshops in the landscape around the Most Basin is on current changes in the heavily industrialized landscape, especially with regard to the loss of historical continuity, the transfers of geological layers and social structures, and current discussions about the abolition of territorial limits, as well as the potential for further degradation and exploitation of the landscape by extensive open cast mining.
Gallery Školská 28 (DEAI/Setkání) is a multifunctional space for nonprofit cultural and artistic activities, founded in Prague in 1999. The programming concept of the space arises from the specific characteristics of the location where it is situated, and the space offers the community a variety of public activities connected to social life.
Epiphany – Frontiers of Solitude
Dům umění Ústí nad Labem
September – October 2016
An exhibition and symposium created within the framework of the international transdisciplinary project Frontiers of Solitude.
.. there are many, many other worlds, yes, but they are all hidden within this one. And so to neglect this humble, imperfect, and infinitely mysterious world is to recklessly endanger all the others.
Earth in Eclipse-an Essay on the Philosophy of Science and Ethics