Data is power!
In a world where movements, transactions and relations are constantly registered and analysed the access to data is equal to power. This data is in many ways the definition of our identity; We are who we are registered as. With All Data To The People SUPERFLEX points to this asymmetry in the current access to data or in other words, the right to information and distribution of power we are experiencing.
A new version of SUPERFLEX’s Hospital Equipment, originally presented at von Bartha, S-chanf in February 2017, has now been shipped to Salamieh Hospital, Syria to be used by staff and patients. Working closely with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Syria and the hospital to identify what is needed, SUPERFLEX sourced necessary surgical tools - a mobile lamp, a surgeon‘s table and a surgical bearing - which were then exhibited within the gallery space. Following the exhibition, the tools - conceived as a single artwork – have now been received in Syria.
Hospital Equipment consist of an installation displaying an operation theatre - and a photograph of the operation theatre exhibited in the gallery. Setting the scene of a life and death situation inside the gallery space, the viewer is positioned as a voyeur to a fatal conflict of war and loss.
When the exhibition ends, the hospital equipment will be shipped directly to a selected hospital in a conflict zone to be used by doctors and patients. The photograph will remain with the collector.