Blitzkontakt. Kunst im Hochspannungslabor
Katrin Nora Kober/Hans Kupelwieser (eds.)
Graz: Publishing Company of Graz University of Technology, 2014
German, 60 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-3-85125-309-2
EUR 25.00

Blitzkontakt documents the progression and the results of a project in which university research and teaching are united. Under the supervision of Katrin Nora Kober and Stefan Buchberger, students from the Institute of Contemporary Art explored the question as to how lightning can be integrated into artistic production. The high-voltage laboratory at Graz University of Technology opened its doors to this project and made its equipment available for artistic practice. The research establishment thus temporarily became an art studio and thus also an experimental realm for art, where its own possibilities were probed and expanded. This publication is dedicated to the resulting processes and subjects.

Katrin Nora Kober is a research assistant in the Institute of Contemporary Art at Graz University of Technology; Hans Kupelwieser was the head of this institute until the end of September 2014.