DIGITAL INFINITY MEETS INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE — ART FROM ALEXANDER AROTIN AND SERGHEI VICTOR DUBIN AT KRAFTWERK BERLIN
The architecture alone makes a visit to Kraftwerk Berlin worth your while. As you enter the cool concrete hall and look up, you feel small in a way that’s somehow reassuring. Its machine room, whose whirring turbines have long since disappeared, brings a feeling of groundedness and security. But there is more going on: following an extended break, the industrial venue is opening its doors for an installation by Austrian-Moldovan artist couple Alexander Arotin and Serghei Victor Dubin (26–30.04.2023). After shows at the Venice Biennale, Fondation Beyeler and the Centre Pompidou, the pair are showing their site-specific installation Arotin & Serghei: Infinite Screen at the former power station on five afternoons until 21h. As with their previous works, Arotin and Sergheis’ latest art is all about infinity and the digital, pixels and cells, replication and reality, the present and the future, and the question of what can exist simultaneously. All this is on show in the former combined heat and power plant that was a pulsating generator for East Berlin and whose cultural heartbeat continues to throb.
Text: Robyn Steffen / Credit: Arotin & Serghei; Centre Pompidou
Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Str.70, 10179 Berlin–Mitte; map
Arotin & Serghei: Infinite Screen, 26–30.04.2023, daily 17–21h.