Irmielin Francis Hunger
Autumn 2014 Exhibitions

Autumn 2014 Exhibitions

Back in 2005 I lived half an year in New York and only now I’m returning – via an exhibition. In the city where I’m living, Leipzig, my last show... continue reading
Monday begins on Saturday Catalogue

Monday begins on Saturday Catalogue

The catalogue titled Monday begins on Saturday of the Bergen Assembly 2013 has been recently published by Sternberg Press. Ekaterina Degot, David Riff (Eds.) Contributions by Jan Verwoert, Our Literal... continue reading
Video: Inke Arns talking about Francis Hunger & Suzanne Treister

Video: Inke Arns talking about Francis Hunger & Suzanne Treister

Inke Arns talks about the exhibition History has left the building by Francis Hunger in dialogue with Suzanne Treister’s Hexen 2.0.     Another video in German with Francis Hunger... continue reading
Not Here No There

Not Here No There

Since June 2010 there is a research project about art dealing with communism, modernism and the last century in form of a blog, called Nothere. It’s a collection of artists and... continue reading
Overview
Ezkapizm (2014)

Ezkapizm (2014)

Citizens of all Nations! Citizens of this mistreat planet – a planet on the brink of its destruction. The time has come where we pay. All resources – natural or artificial – have been exhausted. The economic cycle, based on... continue reading
Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

Francis Hunger’s ongoing research addresses the history and evolution of databases and their intertwinement with the biopolitics of post-Fordism. In Deep Love Algorithm (2013) this examination takes the form of a story of unrequited love. Jan, a journalist on an... continue reading
Welcome to the overproduction crisis (2013)

Welcome to the overproduction crisis (2013)

poster, 59,4 x 42 cm, endless copies, 2013 The poster itself is part of the overproduction (of art, of ideas, of goods) for which no or only under difficulties a market can be found. Therefore it is given away for... continue reading
History has left the building Catalogue (2012)

History has left the building Catalogue (2012)

  With an essay by Inke Arns, a picture essay by Till Gathmann and Francis Hunger, work descriptions by Fabian Saavedra-Lara, materials by Francis Hunger and photos documenting the exhibition at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund. Title: History has left the... continue reading
Tolpa (2012)

Tolpa (2012)

installation / two channel video projection, 22 min / one channel video, 10 min / 3 framed silkscreen prints, 40 × 30 cm, 2012     In his installation Tolpa, Francis Hunger edits and comments on different scenes from films... continue reading
The women who never went into space (2012)

The women who never went into space (2012)

installation / radio play (directed and produced by Rafael Bies, Thomas Jähn, Choir: Vocalconsort, Leipzig, directed by Gregor Meyer), 52 min / capsule, wood, 230 cm diameter / 19 framed images, front: black velvet, back: cosmonaut and astronaut portraits, 40... continue reading
Victory of the Sun (2011)

Victory of the Sun (2011)

3 silkscreen prints transferred to digital print, 59,4 × 84,1 cm, 2011     Francis Hunger‘s work Sieg der Sonne (Victory of the Sun) refers to the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century and quotes symbols from the labour... continue reading
Song for Henry Ford (2011)

Song for Henry Ford (2011)

performance   Song for Henry Ford (excerpt of the 25 min video performance)   This looping, repetitive song is a farewell to Fordism, partly nostalgic, partly sarcastic. Background is the understanding that Fordism and Taylorism led to similar social and... continue reading
Footprints over Dortmund (2010)

Footprints over Dortmund (2010)

Editorial project by Francis Hunger and Patrick Franke   The editorial project deals with geosynchronous satellites positioned above the Equator in circular orbit around the earth. Because their velocity is analogous to the rotational speed of our planet, they always appear to... continue reading
Choir of dead Space Travellers (2009)

Choir of dead Space Travellers (2009)

installation The installation is integral part of »The woman who never went into space«, installation (2012).             Yves Klein’s blue is full of information, of radio-, TV- and other signals. Malevich’s three-dimensional black contains cosmistic information,... continue reading
History Exhaustion (2009)

History Exhaustion (2009)

installation     The frame and background of this installation is a narration: Three protagonists, representing different parts of society – the entrepreneurship, social criticism and unionized labour, set off on an expedition, after they receive radio calls from an... continue reading
Exhaustion Trilogy (2009)

Exhaustion Trilogy (2009)

Three video performances. To be shown together with History Exhaustion, or as single screenings.       The Entrepreneur (Capitalism must win), 12 min, 2009   The Worker, 4 min, 2009     The Student, 1 min, 2009 continue reading
The Center (2008)

The Center (2008)

sound loop and 3-D animation Cornelia Friederike Müller & Francis Hunger (2008), endless loop     The installation places the viewer directly into the sound layer of New York. One hears the everyday street noise, squeaking car brakes, birds chirping,... continue reading
International Sputnik Day (2007)

International Sputnik Day (2007)

Installation and collaborative Event on Oct. 4, 2007 celebrating the Sputnik launchs’ 50th anniversary Documentation of the collaborative Event at the microsite International Sputnik Day 2007   PDFs of The Sputnik Gazette here…   Exhibition at Galerie Metro, Berlin International Sputnik... continue reading
The Setun Conspiracy (2005)

The Setun Conspiracy (2005)

installation and performance, book publication     Setun. An inquiry into the Soviet ternary computer (2008, book) | Order here Regine Debatty about The Setun Conspiracy     installation & performance view, Kassel, 2006     The SETUN computer was developed in... continue reading
Krystalia (2003)

Krystalia (2003)

Installation The installation Krystalia tells the story of the US-american hacker Krystalia and her friends continue reading

Donna Haraway und Roswitha Scholz haben sich noch nicht getroffen. Sie haben auch noch nicht miteinander über Cyborgs und Wertabspaltung gesprochen. (2003)

poster and text Donna Haraway and Roswitha Scholz haven’t met each other yet, they still haven’t talked about cyborgs and separation of value either. The discussion of Haraways’ (“precarious, female work”) and Scholz’ (“separation of value”) was presented in a... continue reading
Acoustic.Space.Lab (2001)

Acoustic.Space.Lab (2001)

workshop participation         At the VIRAC Radiotelescope Observatory near Irbene (Latvia) organized by RIXC, Riga about 30 artists explored the capabilities of the RT-32 dish. I took part in hope to get some real data on real... continue reading
Derive (2001)

Derive (2001)

video   The 20 minutes video was shot during a one-week lasting permanent nightly walk through Leipzig. It shows quiet spaces, housing areas, industrial ruins and explores the city in a way that refers to a psycho-geography of the city.... continue reading

Texts & Essays

2013 Interview with Valentina Ponomaryeva. In: Gagarin Archive Body. Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, 2013 (upcoming) Stay calm friends… (essay). In: Gagarin Archive Body. Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, 2013 (upcoming)   2012 History has left the Building. Catalogue. Spector Verlag, Leipzig, 2012... continue reading
Not Here No There

Not Here No There

Since June 2010 there is a research project about art dealing with communism, modernism and the last century in form of a blog, called Nothere. It’s a collection of artists and artworks (about 50 at the moment) that fall into this... continue reading
Setun. An inquiry into the Soviet Ternary Computer. (2008)

Setun. An inquiry into the Soviet Ternary Computer. (2008)

  Institut für Buchkunst Leipzig, 2007. 200 pages with illustrations, German/ Englisch, ISBN 3-932865-48-0, graphic design by Helmut Voelter, Leipzig | Order here   SETUN. An Inquiry to the Soviet Ternary Computer. (Preface and Bibliography) PDF 250 Kb   The book... continue reading
The Sputnik Gazette (2007)

The Sputnik Gazette (2007)

The Sputnik Gazette was integral part of the International Sputnik Day, featuring exclusive interviews regarding the field of satellite technology and media arts. Issue 1 ∫ February 18, 2007 – Introduction Issue 2 ∫ March 15, 2007 – Marko Peljhan Interview Issue... continue reading

Press Reactions

Marie Lechner, Liberation Culture, 2012 Francis Hunger évoque dans une performance bureaucratique Setun, ordinateur soviétique disparu: «Son unité n’était pas le bit mais le trit» Liberation Lechner (PDF)   Krzysztof Gutfrański in Notes 61, Warszawa ZIEMIĘ OPUŚCIĆ O tech-gnozie, niewłaściwym użyciu mediow, komputerach i logice ternarnej oraz o ucieczce... continue reading