Ani Schulze: A Course of a River that Comes Full Circle

Interweaving videos with drawings, lecture performances, sound and sculptures - Ani Schulze's work conceives ecosystems in a constant state of flux. Exploring the magic and desperation of a globally connected reality, her recent works illuminate the interconnections between seemingly unrelated narratives.

"A Course of a River that Comes Full Circle" explores the relationship between energy and social transformation, navigating through geophysic, technological and cultural cyclic systems. The video work, drawings and sculptures delve into the physical and conceptual power of the sun, and the role that it has played in human culture and economy throughout history. The video will partly be filmed in Andasol, one of the largest solar power plants in the world. "A Course of a River that Comes Full Circle" draws on the ideas of the Soviet biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky (1897-1964) who linked sunspots, solar flares and the eleven year solar cycle to political and social developments, such as populist mass movements.

Ani Schulze studied at the Städelschule Contemporary Fine Arts Academy in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the Glasgow School of Arts, the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, Germany and ‘Free Art’ at the Karlsruhe State Academy of Fine Arts, Germany. Her works have been displayed in a range of individual and group exhibitions, including in the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, the Kunstverein in Cologne, Germany and in the Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, Belgium.  


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