Performance Electrics

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  • Year: 2014
  • Place: A 40 Duisburg-Dortmund
  • Land: Germany (51.441914,6.816515) exempl.
  • Category: Air/ Wind/ Atmosphere/ Sky, Economy, Resources/ Energy/ Renewable, and Technology/ Infrastructure/ Traffic
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PERFORMANCE ELECTRICS is an artistic enterprise that offers electricity that is generated through works of art as is the case in the installation Off Road. The installation used the wind of the motorway during the project B1/A40 – Die Schönheit der großen Straße 2014, to convert otherwise ignored energy potentials into useful electricity. 

„The fact that Performance Electrics is both an art project and electricity supplier makes it a unique and extraordinary endeavour. Its not-for-profit philosophy challenges contemporary and established economic models. Performance Electrics invests 100% of its turnover in the research and development of new creative energies and with an ever-expanding client database, which already consists of museums and private households, Performance Electrics is substantially funded through the proliferation and production of its own energy. The many cooperative partnerships […] develop a network, which transfers and synthesises collaborative energies between art, technology and economy.“ (Performance Electrics)

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