After the Public Face II showcase at Energieavantgarde 2017, Julius Von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, and Richard Wilhelmer are back with the light installation Fake Star. The artists’ trio will present its project, in April 11-14/04,in the framework of the Energieavantgarde Anhalt e. V., Innogy Foundation and Dynamis a regional network of actors working in cooperation with national and European partners for a sustainable regional energy system. The installation is curated by Susa Pop | Public Art Lab, in the framework of Future DiverCities and in cooperation with the City of Dessau-Rosslau, in Germany.
Fake star is a project that uses wind energy to create light in the sky after the sundown. The project consists in a flying kite supported by propeller fan. A LED is attached to the kite and two more rotors are generating power to control and drive it. This project offers a poetic way to show how we could change our life quality and follow a lifestyle in harmony with nature. By creating a fake star using natural resources Julius Von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus, Richard Wilhelmer are questioning our understanding of our universe and its elements. Fake Star reveals that our needs in energy are already provided by our planet and we have still the opportunity to think how we can and want to use it.