New Order is an exhibition and series of public programs curated by Rory Hyde and Katja Novitskova for Mediamatic in Amsterdam, winter 2011-12.
The energy crisis has been solved, and the climate crisis is a non-issue. The world looks very different to ours, and yet seems normal to those who live in it.
In this post carbon world, energy is understood not as merely electrical power but in all its various stages and phases: mineral, organic and cultural. It can be compared to the new and social media of today; as a form of currency.
New Order will explore the implications of energy's new role in our daily lives. How does it influence our interaction with the city, with public and private power structures, with products, art, and other crossing points of energy and social values?
Participating Artists: DUS, Martti Kalliala, Chris Lee, Femke Herregraven, Liam Young, Sascha Pohflepp
A catalogue for the show has been published as a special insert in Volume magazine: Centres Adrift. It features all the projects in the show, plus a catalogue essay, a new text on Martti Kalliala's Radiant Beach by German novelist Ingo Nierman, an interview with Chris Lee and Femke Herregraven by Marc Tuters, and an essay by Sascha Pohlflepp titled 'Pre-Enactment'.
For more information see www.mediamatic.net/NewOrder