RUNNING OUT — The installation “Running Out” by Graphic Design students Amir Houieh, Gábor Kerekes, and Vera van de Seyp, confronts its audience with the consequences of the rapidly increasing electricity consumption. In their research, the students address one of the biggest challenge of the 21st century: the global dependecy on electricity.

The work is centered around a dismantled computer screen that displays the CO2 emissions generated by the device itself and a countdown revealing the days left until the world runs out of natural resources (numbers based on projections published at COP21). With their project, Houieh, Kerekes and Van de Seyp aim to lay bare how common energy interfaces seem to deliberately cover the urgency of the global energy crisis.

Gábor Kerekes, Amir Houieh and Vera van de Seyp are students in the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. Project under guidance of Niels Schrader, co-head Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Art.