“Quell” is the second installation by artist duo Ruben Einsmann and Philip Nürnberger.
In an old factory they built a fictional energy production process, in which a resource is generated, consumed and disposed. This procedure is shown on four reliefs as cryptic pictograms. Glazed ceramics, that remind of soil samples are taken from a well-like sculpture and placed into an apparatus on the front of a tower. After this resource is used up, it is washed out and pumped into the ground. Viewers can imagine an implied guarding figure watching over the process from a wooden watchtower.
The installation is inspired by speculative fiction, artificial ruins and power plants