IN 2007 Bartaku started the artistic “PhoEf: the Undisclosed Poésis of the Photovoltaic Effect”. Since, it materialized through interventions, installations, work labs and writings. The following nodes are currently most vibrant: Energy from place
Annually the purple black Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) emerges on a former Soviet kolchoze in the Baltics. Since 1991 the bushes are accompanied by companion plants. But for how long? A land in intermediary times with one of the most powerful plants for bird, body and solar cells deserves special attention.
Eight seconds old photons stumble out of space onto sun-pointing tongues, eager to sense the taste and texture- enriching e-tickle on the tongue. Powered by power dyes the organic solar cell mimicking Temporary photoElectric Digestopians emerged on October 20th, 2010, and are re-appearing in ever-mutating ways through a series of co-creation based TpED-Worklabs.
In the course of eight to thirty years, depending on the species, the agave plant stores energy in its core and leaves. Only to express the accumulated power dramatically through its air penetrating stalk, up to 8m heights at 12cm/day. A holy plant that deserves a golden glass cloud, with natural dye sensitized solar cells, for appearance, elevation, joint collapse and recup.
Bartaku (BRU) is an artist/researcher with special interest in tropes and hyper-wounded realities. Since 2007 he explores the relation between light, -plant, -body -and electrical energy. His public work consists of installations, interventions, co-creation labs, writings and talks. He is a member of transdiciplinary lab FoAM.