Christoph Keller at the Bienal Fin del Mundo 09
Tierra Del Fuego, Patagonia, Argentina
24.04.09 – 24.05.09
Christoph Keller, Cloud Buster, 2009, installation view
Christoph Keller, Cloudbuster Project Ushuaia, 2009
Reenactment of the scientific experiments of Wilhelm Reich from 1953–54 to influence the atmosphere by the means of Orgone energy.
The first reenactments of the Cloudbuster experiments took place on the roof of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre in Long Island City and on the top of the Clock tower in lower Manhattan, New York. These actions were based on the invention of Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian born psychologist and early scholar of Sigmund Freud who began experimentation with making changes to the atmosphere in 1952. The Cloudbuster has a simple mechanical structure, consisting of a few rows of conductive metal pipes that are connected with hoses to a source of flowing water. A spacer made of organic material insulates each one of these metal conductors.