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1979

Atomkraft

Ecological action. Reconstruction of an atomic shelter 15 metres below ground in the basement of the Galerie Françoise Friedrich in Köln (Cologne) at a time when political opposition to nuclear power was growing in Germany (GDR).

Criticism and Ethics  Politics 

Cologne (DE)

Typology: Dispositif

1979

Vidéo Nucléaire Atomkraft, Galerie Friedrich Cologne

ATOMKRAFT

Ecological action. Reconstitution of an atomic shelter 15 metres deep in the basement of the Galerie Françoise Friedrich in Köln (Cologne) at a time when in Germany (GDR) a political protest was developing against nuclear power. ("Fred Forest et l'Ecologie": this exhibition will be presented in another form at the German Cultural Centre under a new title: "Cycle écologie").

On a M2 territory marked out on the ground, a video of a person equipped with anti-radiation protection moving slowly in the shrillness of a permanent sound that evokes the latent danger of nuclear power given its invisibility.
1979 - Cycle écologique, Atomkraft: Anti-atomic bunker dug 15 metres underground in the Galerie Françoise Friedrich in Köln (Cologne). On the floor of the Territory, the televisions there all reflect the footsteps of a woman moving about, her feet and legs covered by a plastic veil meant to protect them. Fred Forest is heard in conversation with Françoise Friedrich, explaining his purpose in this action.

LONG BIOGRAPHY OF FRED FOREST

Fred Forest has a special place in contemporary art. Both by his personality and by his pioneering practices which mark his work. He is mainly known today for having used one by one most of the communication media that have appeared over the last fifty years. He is co-founder of three artistic movements: those of sociological art, the aesthetics of communication and ethics in art.

He represented France at the 12th São Paulo Biennale (Communication Prize) in 1973, at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976 and at Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977.

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