Where Does the Rainbow End?, 2018
Art project at Swissgrid’s head office in Aarau, Switzerland
While at Swissgrid the ‘real world’ of electricity is set at 50 Hertz, Loher’s ants run at a different frequency. The artist engages with the ecological concerns of our planet in her works, treating themes such endangered flora and fauna, climate change and the fundamentally unsustainable relationship between man and nature. With her work, Loher seeks to sensitise viewers to the beauty but also the vulnerability of nature. The video compositions created for Swissgrid use their magic to highlight modern concerns relating to energy, digital worlds, society and sustainability.
The Videoline, which appears as an artistic element in Loher’s works for the first time, was inspired by the architectural concept and the grid, which is depicted in multiple elements. It welcomes visitors under the overhang at the front, and flows through the entrance and market hall to the auditorium. It crosses the entire ground door in a staccato rhythm. Ants march like flowing current, ultimately metamorphosing into electrons, symbolising the fluidity of the medium of electricity.
Where does the rainbow end? is a metaphor for the active interaction of people, born of a synthesis of choreography, dance, costumes and poetry. For Swissgrid, this work of art, closely interwoven as it is with the architecture, is the artistic antithesis to the world of work.
Project Manager and Curator @schmidfriederike
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