Copper | Bronce | Iron

Freitag, November 25th, 2011

‚Some War, Some Peace’

‚Some War, Some Peace’
Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2010

Material: ceramics, bronce
Dimensions: 160x30x30 each; overall variable

Seven columns made of ceramics and bronce

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Open Studio | K: S-p-a-c-e Berlin 2010


Freitag, November 25th, 2011

‚Poetisches Objekt N°01’| ‚Poetisches Objekt N°02‘

‚Poetisches Objekt N°01‘
‚Poetisches Objekt N°02‘

Objects
© Susanne Kienbaum 2010

Materials: iron, polypropylen
Dimensions: 30,0×15,0x15,0 cm each

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Fotos: © Susanne Kienbaum
Open Studio 2010


Sonntag, November 13th, 2011

‚UM-WEGE Finden‘

‚UM-WEGE Finden’
Site-specific Light-Object-Installation, Artist Book
© Susanne Kienbaum 2005

Dimensions: 8 illuminated boxes with hair objects, light chains, overall dimensions variabel
Materials: hair, tiles, copper, different light sources

Basis for this work were 12 interviews with women who lost their hair through chemotherapy. All interviews were transcribed and written into the artist book which could only be read at the site of the installation. The key sentences out of each interview were engraved into the 12 light chains.

The site of the installation were former bear caves down the city of Gera with an overall  humidity of 100%.

The 8 illuminated copper boxes were illuminated and the inner surface was covered with white tiles. Each box carried 3 hair objects, which were woven from fine wire and hairs. At the eigth box the hair objects were ‘freed’ and could freely move in the air.

The way out of the installation was twofold: one way ended in a blind tunnel at a box where a citation of Louise Bourgeois was written upon: ‘where are we going’….

The other way out of the installation could be entered through 12 light chains with the key citations and ended at the eighth box with the hair objects freely floating in the humid air…

The book contained the full interviews and could be read only at the site of the installation.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Exhibition:  Höhler-Biennale, Gera, 2005

Fotos: © Susanne Kienbaum


Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Kambodscha 1975 – Deutschland 2003‘

‚Kambodscha 1975 – Deutschland 2003’
Object-Video-Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2003

Dimensions: Little Bed 50 x 80 x 40, little monitor 30 x 20 x 20 cm, overall dimensions variable
Materials: black-painted copper, leather, feathers, little monitor, video loop

In my childhood the symbol and buzzword for crime and cruelty was ‘Kambodscha’. It was not even yet that we started to look television, we just heard grown-ups talking about it and as a child and in my fantasy I imagined cruel images which were unbelievable. – In 2003 I had the opportunity to travel through Cambodia and to make a short film about Tuol Sleng near Pnom Penh, where in a former school which today is a museum a documentation on torture and the cruelties committed by the Pol Pot during the seventies is exhibited to the public. – The subtle connection between the video and the little-bed-and-childhood-installation is just the checked pattern of the mattress cover and the floor of the former school: the typical pattern of colonial style – Cambodia being a former French colony. This checked pattern does raise the question on whether and how our Western societies are somehow and somewhat connected to such incredible genocides and catastrophes happening all-over the so-called third world where only on a first glance Western societies do seem to have nothing to do with.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Zirngibl und Langwieser, Kurfürstendamm 54-55, D-10707 Berlin

Foto and Videostills: © Susanne Kienbaum


Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Weicher Raum No 1‘

‚Weicher Raum No 1’
Installation | Object | Artist Book
© Susanne Kienbaum 2002

Dimensions: 200 x 400 x 400
Materials: gaze, PVC, feathers, wood, copper, light, water

This 2-m-high object which can be entered with naked feet is referring to the discussion of PID (pre-implantation diagnostics) and is inspired by a couple of newspaper articles referring to frozen embryos and associated law quarrels throughout the world. Once inside the object which is in fact resembling an uterus the spectator can read the writing on the bottom of the water basin: ‘where does art stop and where does life start?’ which is a quotation of Christian Boltanski.  In the artist book which is part of the installation (not shown in the foto documentation) the respective newspaper articles as well as scientific and philosophical input can be found and read according to personal taste.

The installation is together with ‘Rubikon, Rot, Rot’ (->) part of a double installation under the overall title ‘Rot, Rot’.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Imug: der Galerie SPHN, Koppenplatz 6, D-10115 Berlin

Foto: © Sebastian Dieckmann, Susanne Kienbaum


Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Rubikon, Rot, Rot‘

‚Rubikon, Rot, Rot’
Installation | Artist Book
© Susanne Kienbaum 2002

Dimensions: variable
Materials: 42 balls: 7 made from bronce, 35 from feathers

This installation is referring to the discussion of PID (pre-implantation diagnostics) and is inspired by a couple of newspaper articles referring to frozen embryos and associated law quarrels throughout the world. In the artist book which is part of the installation (not shown in the foto documentation) these newspaper articles as well as scientific and philosophical input can be found and read according to personal taste.

The installation is together with ‘Weicher Raum No 1’ (->) part of a double installation under the overall title ‘Rot, Rot’.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Imug: der Galerie SPHN, Koppenplatz 6, D-10115 Berlin

Foto: © Sebastian Dieckmann, Susanne Kienbaum


Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Toys II‘

‚Toys II’
Objects
© Susanne Kienbaum 2001

Dimensions: 30x15x15 cm, each
Materials: bronce

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum

Foto: © Susanne Kienbaum


Montag, November 1st, 2010

‚Toys I‘

‚Toys I’
Objects
© Susanne Kienbaum 2001

Dimensions: 15x15x15 cm, each
Materials: bronce

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum

Foto: © Susanne Kienbaum



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