Talk / Superflex

 

02.06.2011

Founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjornstjerne Christiansen, Superflex is a danish artistic collective.  Their research is focused on social and territorial issues related mainly to the production of energy, copyright and the democratization of information.

Superflex describe their projects as Tools, a model or a proposal that can be actively used and then used and modified by the user.

The artists have examined alternative energy production methods (Supergas) and commodity production in Brazil, Thailand and Europe in their projects, which both expose and question the existing economic structures. These artistic activities — as, for example, the ongoing project Guaraná Power, in which the artists developed a drink together with local farmers who cultivate the caffeine-rich berries of the guarana plant — are not necessarily opposed to commercialism and globalisation, but try instead to render economic structures visible and to establish a new balance.

Superflex has gained international recognition for their projects. They have had solo exhibitions, among others, at the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, GFZK in Leipzig, Germany, Mori Museum in Yokyo,  Gallery 1301PE in Los Angeles and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. More recently (2017) Supeflex installation “One, Two, Three, Swing!” was shown in the Turbin Hall of the Tate Modern in London.

 

http://superflex.net