deutsch | english


“Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun”, Monopol, 05/19/16

“Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun”, Ruhr Nachrichten, 06/14/16

“Hito Steyerl”, ELLE, 06/07/16

“Was nützt eine Revolution, wenn man nicht tanzen kann?”, art, 03/17/16

“Sonnenfabrik im kühlen U”, Westdeutsche Allgemeine WAZ, 06/06/16

“Wohin am Wochenende?”, Monopol Online, 06/03/16


Still from “Factory of the Sun”, 2015 of Hito Steyerl, Image CC 4.0 Hito Steyerl, Image courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun

Dortmunder U | 6th floor, gallery | 06/05/2016 - 08/28/2016

The HMKV presents the­­­ German premiere of Hito Steyerl’s “Factory of the Sun”. The internationally renowned artist Hito Steyerl (*1966) produced this spectacular installation for the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. In this video environment Hito Steyerl makes use of the emphatic notion of sunlight, that old symbol of progress, leading us in a dialectic fashion, which is both critical and playful, to the very heart of the debates about our digital present. It is not without a certain bitter irony that Steyerl weighs up the utopian potential of the Internet against its “deadly transparency”. The protagonists’ dance in the "motion capture studio" acts as the motor for the progressing metamorphosis of the images, and is at the same time a playful form of resistance against invisible opponents. The HMKV presents Steyerl’s amazing installation on Level 6 of the Dortmunder U, the „beletage“ of the former Union brewery.

Curated by Inke Arns

Admission 2,50 €
Combined admission Hito Steyerl + Whistleblowers & Vigilantes 7,00 € / reduced 4,50 €

Funders and Partners
Generously supported by
RWE Stiftung
Stiftung Mercator
Main Funders of HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund

Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Cultural Partner 

Media Partners




For press handouts and photos please visit our press section.


Today, 9/22/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Fri, 10/25/2019
Opening "Artists & Agents: Performance Art and Secret Services"
19:00 - 22:00 | Dortmunder U


Picture Gallery

Picture Gallery

Picture Gallery