Online presentation »Connected to Life«
Installation view of Chiharu Shiota`s work "Connected to Life". You can see bedsteads lined up and connected to each other, crisscrossed by red tubes that rise further and further from the floor and together form a kind of pathway upwards.
Peter Weibel in conversation with Lisa Federle
Wed, March 17, 2021 6.30 pm CET, Talk

What is the significance of Chiharu Shiota's installation »Connected to Life« in times of Covid-19? On the occasion of the opening of the ZKM and the presentation of the work in the foyer, Peter Weibel talks with Dr. Lisa Federle about Corona and art.

A chain of beds in the foyer of the ZKM | Karlsruhe, floating through the air, recalls the shocking pictures of hospital corridors. These images of human vulnerability and misery call for a memorial dedicated to the suffering and lethal victims of the Covid-19 virus, but equally to the sacrifice of all those in hospitals and care facilities who are willing to risk their health and lives to save the lives of others. The red color in the plastic tubes calls to mind the lifelines of blood and oxygen. The installation also expresses the hope that human empathy and human science can help us to escape the current pandemic and its consequences.

Peter Weibel will give an introduction to the work, and in the subsequent discussion he will discuss the current situation with Dr. Lisa Federle, a physician from Tübingen.

Please note: The event will take place exclusively online.

Lisa Federle
With the testing strategy for the Tübingen area that she initiated at an early stage, she made a decisive contribution to targeted pandemic control. In 2020, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon for her commitment.

The event in livestream
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe