How do you make a wide audience think differently about energy? Artists Reinier Kranendonk, Elise Leusink and the duo KunstConstructie developed three different visions of energy transition and take the audience along with interactive installations.
A good and reliable energy supply is important for our society. Energy innovations contribute to sustainable economic growth, reducing CO2 emissions, developing renewable energy sources and the smarter consequence thereof. However, practice shows that there is a big gap between research and application. A multitude of energy innovations are still on the shelf. How do you make a wide audience think differently about energy? That was the question for artists Reinier Kranendonk, Elise Leusink and the duo KunstConstructie. They developed three different visions of energy transition and take the audience along with interactive installations. During the special days, cycle yourself up in the RadaRad, spin a sliver of plastic in Project Plastic Poep and take part in the LostEnergy challenge!
Reinier Kranendonk is intrigued by the addiction of consumers to electricity and therefore also to electrically driven entertainment. He shows how fun playing without a plug can be. In the RadaRad you cycle yourself upside down and experience how your own body energy can become active as a drive for a special fairground attraction. Look there for the special days when the RadaRad is open. Electricity is invisible and that makes it difficult to reduce its consumption. How much is that, a kilowatt hour or a joule? At Project Plastic Poep from Elise Leusink you handle the energy yourself to melt a little plastic and you experience how much these energy units cost similar to human labor. The duo KunstConstructie traveled through the province in search of an object that you bought, but don’t really need. Something that you don’t actually use and that you regret a bit. LostEnergy! There was a massive participation in this challenge, both at locations and online. The lost objects and stories can be seen in the exhibition.