Mock Up 2024 Völklingen


Mock Up
Urban Art Biennale Völklinger Hütte 2024
Curator_ Frank Kraemer

“Vladimir Turner’s artwork raises questions about the relationship between the political realities of climate issues, energy transition and the state of our earth. In an absurdist way, it shows us the point where we are today.”

Mock -up. 7 meters high kinetic sculpture. Inflatable construction is powered by small solar power plant. Oil jack is inflated and is swinging only when there is enough solar energy to fill it. The second position is the moment of collapse. The collapse we are experiencing thanks to fossil capitalism.

Are we living in a political and media backdrop of a functional world? Do we even have a chance to switch to renewable energy and maintain climate justice for all? Would corporations move to renewables if they weren’t receiving huge financial subsidies from states to do so?


Produced by Ijssel Biennale 2023
Technical support_ Jan Kchari Karafiát
Thank you_  Mars Industries

Full photo- documentation on Flickr