3. 2. 2011
The work of Francis Hunger centres around the history of the 20. century, the conveyor century. The artist calls it Fließbandjahrhundert because the conveyor has prevailed in both, capitalism and communism after it had been successfully enforced by Henry Ford. It has led to a dramatic increase of productivity on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Hunger is going to raise questions on the Eastern and Western computed historiography, questiones space expeditions as a stage of the Cold War and discusses the breaking of ideology segments in the post-fordist society. Francis Hunger is a media artist from Leipzig. Besides his artist career he works as a curator (choice: Niemals Scheitern! (2007), Kunst im Zeitalter der digitalen Reprodzierbarkeit (2008), Unwille (2009). He organises workshops about satellite technology in combination with art and works for the department of communication design at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. The artist talk is moderated by Britt Schlehan, curator at Kunstverein Leipzig.