Julia Weckman

Artist Collective Kunst: Faustian Mountain in Poriginal gallery 5.-29.6.2021

Artist Collective Kunst: Faustian Mountain
5. – 29.6.2021
Poriginal gallery, Eteläranta 6, Pori

We live in a Faustian society. At the core is the idea of continuous growth. We are chronically insatiable. We act to make it easier, and faster. The cost of seeking the maximum benefit is unreasonable. Faust has been used as a metaphor for what the modern man is. We are never satisfied with what we have been able to achieve on our own.

Artist Collective Kunst’s exhibition Faustian Mountain takes a stand in a world where social, economic, and geopolitical decisions alter the environment in a way that affects everything.

In the exhibition, the visitor can step up on the observation deck and look through binoculars at a virtual landscape that consists of statistics and data flow that describe the state of the world. Randomly moving household robots wanderer in a space occupied by low-flowing fog. In front of the viewer opens up eight years of the landscape. On the other side, the internet download delay creates new types of realities. The visitor can sit down on the divan and experience a multisensory space.

The exhibition was supported by the Center for Art Promotion, Svenska Kulturfonden, and Konstsamfundet.