flickering red lights and dead batteries

Exhibition Opening: September 6th 2022, 7 pm
Opening Hours: September 7th – 13th, 2 – 6pm;

„I keep pressing record, but the battery symbol is flashing and the blinking red light goes out. While I record, the acoustic is transformed to electric energy and …out of battery.“  

An installation that generates sound and plays with points in time, time spans and duration. It uses electricity as a performer and understands the physicality of infrastructure as a colorful material. Exploring the sites and displacement of energy, electrical or mechanical. Making it visible and audible. Colorful segments of cables, children´s toys and discarded plugs.

The immaterial illusion of modernity leaves us with many overlooked places, materials and noises. To perceive these hidden backgrounds of human lives, one must be aware of the planetary network and infrastructure that feeds them. The buzz of server landscapes, the hum of air conditioners as well as the piercing sounds of scrap presses dealing with the afterlife of our technological objects.

Anna Lerchbaumer is a sound and video artist, she reflects in her works on the relationships between technology, humans and nature. The sculptural aspect plays an important role in her work. She works with found objects and seemingly discarded technologies that are brought to life in the process of making. Anna Lerchbaumer combines obsolescence, raw material things spatially as well as acoustically to create humorous and critical connections.

Solo exhibitions, exhibition participations and performances have been shown at Krinzinger Projects, Zentrale and Mz Baltazare, as well as abroad in China, India and Japan. The artistic, philosophical long-term project together with Kilian Jörg Toxic Temple has been published in book form in 2022 by Edition Angewandte / de Gruyter.


The project is part of the Oscillations: Exercises in Resilience project.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.