Lukas Marxt Marine Target, 2022
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023 für Lukas Marxti

Lukas Marxt

Marine Target

As part of the DINAMO program Displacement, IMAI presents Lukas Marxt's new video Marine Target (2022). The artist's work offers a disquieting exploration of the Salton Sea – a site haunted by traces of catastrophic US nuclear testing. The images and sounds, at first, feign impersonality: as a drone camera slowly descends to a small, long-abandoned marine target in the water, a sober female voice rattles off the dry, official, military facts. The sights of dead birds, wire fences that lead to voids, and ominously broken pipelines hint at a darker backstory.