Marlen Liebau | Marc Lingk – Sonnengesänge

Marlen Liebau
Marc Lingk

Eight balls of transparent material, solar cells, electronic sound units—with sounds by Marc Lingk. Through a work transposed to the present, the installation commemorates the Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi, a poem written in 1224 and dedicated to the sun. The hymns to the sun, repeated eight times, stand for Francis’ deep understanding of nature; respect for the creation was at the very center of his thinking. He might be called an early patron saint of environmentalism.
A work about the sun. The phenomenon of light becomes power, is sound, and energy anyway. A play with balls and light. An old mystic encounters a new physics. Linked ideas float in space. Installation with sound, solar-powered. Play around the sun. An old art finds a new form, thematizes a future technology, commemorates an old saint, and is almost like a fulfillment of the word...
Art in connection with an innovative technology, framed in a futuristic object, its form corresponding to a traditional representation of St. Francis of Assisi, who was depicted standing on a ball.
The image of the ball that captures the energy that feeds us all, transposing it into a playful aesthetic note, a sound, is a synonym for the life-maintaining transformations of energy. Sonnengesänge—content becomes form, even in terms of wordplay. Through internal solar cells, electronic sound units are created. A composition developed for the project by Marc Lingk on Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun is heard in several modulated variations. Each ball has its own sound. The volume changes according to the exposure to light.
The technological unit inside the transparent ball is hinted at by a mantle dissolving in spectral colours (consisting of a throwaway product here, too, a reference to St. Francis, who picked up things that were carelessly thrown away...).


sponsored by Autostadt Wolfsburg






TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

LONG EVENING
Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

FAMILY SATURDAY
"BONN BLOSSOMS!"
Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

ARTISTS_SUNDAY
July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region

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The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Venue:
Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)

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ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .

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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.