Re-Light Eisenerz – Rostfest 2012
water power, water wheel, generator, LED, cabel, local helping hands
The region of Eisenerz in the heart of Austria is currently in the state of post-industrial structural change. Migration, abandoned structures, vacancies and shrinking displaces the centuries-long iron industry boom. During the Rostfest 2012, an annual art and culture festival that focuses on regional development, the art installation “re-light Eisenerz” took place in form of a Do-it-yourself water power plant. Its generated energy was used to enlighten an abandoned building from the 18th century with LED technology. The joyful project started a dynamic civic process on the topics of renewable energy production, cityscape and participation. It created new perspectives on the city’s resources and a resilient image for the broader region. The team of oiXplorer moderates this ongoing art-driven process. Together with local initiatives and citizens the group works on the realisation of a prototype, using innovative water power technology.
Künstlerkollektiv: "oiXplorer" / Team Eisenerz “ Claudia Gerhäusser & Markus Jeschaunig Framework: Rostfest 2012 / 25th - 26th August 2012 Place: Fisikatenhaus; Eisenerz (AT) Photographie: LUPI SPUMA, Alex Koch, oiXplorer Special Thanks: Werner, Rainer, Sippi, Martin, Patrick, Christof, Elmar, Franz, Heri, Georg & Opa! Links: www.Rostfest.at / https://www.oixplorer.blogspot.co.at/