Israeli artist Michal Rovner inaugurates a new site specific work in a large exhibition at the UNESCO world heritage Zollverein in Essen.
Beginning operation in the 1960s, this site once was an industrial plant used to mix different types of coal; the walls of its huge funnel-bear the traces of this production process. Current, Rovners new work is inspired by Mischanlage, its monumental cement structure, its history and the visual power of the residue of coal coking that left its imprint on the wall. The title Current refers to two factors: time and vectors of energy. Current relates to the present time in its most immediate sense. Current also refers to a flow of any substance, in concrete and metaphorical or ideological contexts.
Our archive contains a documentation of the installation and an interview with the artist.