ZKM Karlsruhe Honours Late Peter Weibel with Poignant Video Installation

In memory of its longtime director and all-around media art titan Peter Weibel, who passed on March 1, ZKM Karlsruhe installs his 1970 piece Media May Rewind Reality in the entrance hall. In the work, a television set plays a video of a lighted candle in reverse, gradually growing as time passes, while a physical candle placed on its top slowly dwindles. “The work, which also won Weibel the BEEP Collection prize at ARCO Madrid just weeks ago, is a poignant farewell to a polymath who many thought to be immortal,” writes Frieze.

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