Apparatus 22 – “AS GOOD AS GOLD”

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart

September 4 - September 21

Program: Friday – Sunday from 2pm to 7pm.


For their solo intervention at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Apparatus 22 collective is unveiling “AS GOOD AS GOLD” - a new work that takes over The Barn (map here), the institution’s remarkable concert hall.

The second in a series of works building tension on the ambivalence of words used both in the sacred sphere and consumerist vocabulary, “AS GOOD AS GOLD” is a meditation from different vantage points on the arbitrariness of gold as a constructed measure for an “economy of identities and differences within which power and desire circulate".

Could the peculiar perfection contained within gold and its endless capacity for representation be mimicked by something less (or more) than gold?

In a gesture of positive destruction Apparatus 22 wonders whether, when suddenly conscious of arbitrary perceived values, we have the capacity to hold on to other common grounds.

The immersive installation of the Romanian collective is complimented with an artist introduction and listening sessions of “The Hour Broadcast” - a joint sound installation of Apparatus 22 + StudioBASAR + Sillyconductor.

Apparatus 22 – “AS GOOD AS GOLD” exhibition is realized with the additional generous support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin and of Apparatus 22 Circle of Friends 2014 - 2015.

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