Magic and Power - From magic carpets to drones

Exhibition, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany.


From February 27, 2016 until June 5, 2016
The exhibition examines the parallel between magic carpets and unmanned air vehicles using contemporary artistic means: objects, drawings, photographs, videos, and installations that circle between fascination and horror around a historical issue of great topicality. The magic carpet is a legendary carpet that can be used to quickly transport humans to any destination. Our modern­ day drones weave a similar spell. But there is a clash not only between the picture worlds of East and West, but also between the magic of fairy tales and the cynicism of an enlightened present, between fanciful dreams of conquering the heavens and crystal­clear photographs of the most hidden corners of the planet.