NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Over recent years, Margrethe Kolstad Brekke has developed ambitious projects contextualising the paradigm shift currently taking place within the energy sector. In close collaboration with Kristin Gulbrandsen Frøysa and Finn Gunnar Nielsen from the University in Bergen, Kolstad Brekke formulated five key questions and myths to be the focus of the exhibition. "Potential Exceeds the Demand" presents a series of new works based on these key questions that are currently defining the complex and messy process of transitioning into a renewable energy system, and how the discourse is being communicated in public.

The discussion of global warming and climate change is present all around us these days. A young Swedish woman initiated and fronted a worldwide movement of school strikes for the climate. Renewable energy headlines the statements of political parties. In the news and through social media there are reports and debates that ask us to heed the warning signs; take immediate action to reduce CO2 emissions and engage in alternative energy sources.

The potential and research into new forms of energy has never been more substantial, and many small-scale operations are rapidly emerging all over the world. We are facing new and radical changes to the way we produce energy, yet the question seems to be: What are we waiting for?

Gallery name: Hordaland Kunstsenter

Address: Klosteret 17, Bergen

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12:00 - 17:00

Open: 10.05.2019 - 28.07.2019