Sound Design for: "Solar Capital" (2023)
video installation by Hugo Almeida de Pinho at ACUD Galerie, Berlin.
A/V 2-Channel-Video, loop
11:30, Stereo, by Manuel Sékou
Solar Capital - an exhibition by Hugo de Almeida Pinho
As part of Solarity Prospects - Curated by Sara Castelo Branco.
DO 19.10 - SO 5.11
Exhibition opening: DO 19.10, 18H ACUD Galerie
Opening hours: THU-SUN, 15H-19H
Solar Capital by Hugo de Almeida Pinho, with the sound collaboration with Manuel Sékou
Based on certain politics of visibility and invisibility that shape our historical and symbolic relationship with the sun, the exhibition Solar Capital by Hugo de Almeida Pinho, with the sound collaboration by Manuel Sékou, is an installation based on the complexities of solar capitalism, and its different implications and critical realities. Condemning a form of heliocentrism that develops procedures of marginality and appropriation, this installation creates a parallel between contemporary forms of connection between humans, the sun, and technology: the controversial structures of solar energy in the Moroccan region of Ouarzazate; the 'largest artificial sun in the world' created by a German company; and, the sun’s monitoring made by solar physicists to anticipate the occurrence of solar flares that can affect the use of our everyday technology. It’s thus an exhibition about social and political imaginaries that the solar express and determines for the present and the future.
Solarity Prospects is a project that involves platforms for discussions about contemporary and historic politics of the sun. Through a dialogue between philosophy, activism, science and ecological perspectives, Solarity Prospect is composed of a series of actions that invite for a critical and alternative thinking about environmental justice and energy democracy under the sign of sun. In addition to the program at the ACUD Galerie, this project includes a film screening at Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst with works by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Jérôme Cognet, and Susan Schuppli (24 October 2023); and a symposium at ICI – Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, in cooperation with Bard College Berlin, with Angela Anderson, Amanda Boetzkes, Gökçe Günel, Michela Coletta, Michael Marder, Oxana Timofeeva, Ricardo Jorge Gafeira, Kai Koddenbrock (23 October 2023), the symposium is co-organized with Claudia Peppel. (https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/from-solar-futures-to-future-solidarity/).
With support by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Culture Moves – funded by the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.