Turning FACT Inside Out artist spotlight: HeHe
31 May 2013
HeHe was establishd by Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen after they both graduated from the Royal College of Art in Computer Related Design. Their work makes use of the technological systems that surround us, by giving them a new social, critical and provocative usage.
They have used and adapted everything from rail infrastructures, power plants, miniaturised vehicles and oil rigs to 'reinvent our ongoing technical adventures'.
Their work has been exhibited around the world at venues including Lyon Biennale (2009); Centre Georges Pompidou (2004, 2006, Air de Paris 2007); International Design biennial in St-Etienne (2006, 2010); Media Art Triennale at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing (2011). Their site specific work has been seen in Luxembourg for the European Capital of Culture 2007, Amsterdam and Nuage Vert was shown in Ivry-sur-Seine where it went on to receive the Golden Nica prize in Hybrid Art at Ars Electronica.
For Turning FACT Inside Out, they have considered the contentious topic of Fracking. Fracking Futures turns Gallery 1 into an industrial landscape in a playful and provocative commentary on crises of global economy, threats of environmental catastrophes and struggles of public institutions in times of austerity.
Sporadic drilling could result in unquantifiable subterranean noise as tectonic plates shift. Minor ground tremors are a possibility. The diluted chemicals used during the fracking process are sprayed into the air so that the cloudy chemical component dissipates around all those who move through the space.
Turning FACT Inside Out opens on 13 June from 6 - 8pm with artist performances, music and complimentary ales provided by Liverpool Organic Brewery in our free opening event.
Following the opening, we are celebrating FACT's tenth Birthday with a party at The Kazimier Garden, in collaboration with Hive, featuring a performance from JD Twitch, one half of Glaswegian DJ duo Optimo. Both events are free and open to the public.