Tiles

Freitag, November 25th, 2011

‚Transient Survival Spaces N°1 & 2’

‚Transient Survival Spaces N°1 & 2’
Multimedia-In-Situ Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2009

Dimensions: 200x 180x 110 each
Materials: wire, paper shredder, moss shredder, tiles and hand-writing

Concept | Realization: ©Susanne Kienbaum
Concent Art, Kreuzbergstrasse 28, D-10965 Berlin

In order to illustrate the gap between high investments and low outcome of multimedia art installations the work tried to illustrate this issue by achieving the maximum size of an artwork for a minimum of investments: paper shredder and moss were recycled from personal waste for the exhibition, the wire was bought at a huge retail chain and brought back after the exhibition. Thus, overall expenses for this artwork were ony € 48,00. The work was accompanied by a cynical text written on the tiled walls: naming the artist’s production process including budgeting, overall art marketing and business, illustrated by a photo of Carl Spitzweg ‘the poor poet’.

Foto: © Nika Radic, Susanne Kienbaum


Sonntag, November 13th, 2011

‚Collateral Damage‘

‚Collateral Damage’
Light-Object-Installation, Video, Artist Book
© Susanne Kienbaum 2004

Dimensions: 60x10x10 each of the Light-Objects; overall dimensions variabel
Materials: polypropylene, horsetails, tiles, wood, insect lights

7 light-objects illuminated by insect lights show a total of 100 arabic male and female names. The light-objects are places on an underground covered with tiles. The video loop (55’) is showing (1) a figure from 1 to 100, (2) a foto of the respective name from one of the light objects, (3) the Arabic writing of the name, translation and female / male sign, (4) accompanied by a sharp noise the name is wiped out and the tile underneath is cleaned by a hand covered by a surgical glove until the tile is completely white and shining again, then the circle starts again with the next number and the next name etc…

An artist book is giving some background information on the Iraq war performed before 2004.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Exhibition ‘Shining Places’, Gebauer Höfe, Berlin-Moabit, 2004

Fotos: © James Carman, Susanne Kienbaum


Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Intimacy N° 2‘

‚Intimacy N° 2’
Object-Audio-Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2003

Dimensions: archive boxes 15 x 50 x 35 cm, each, feather objects 160 x 35 x 35 cm, each;  overall dimensions variable
Materials: feathers, wooden archive boxes, tiles, water

Based on the interview material from 10 men and 10 women of my age on the topic ‘intimacy’ a couple of video works, installations and paper works were generated between 2002 and 2006, one of them being ‘Intimacy N° 2’.

The recipient of this installation can choose between two possible standpoints:  the standpoint of the archive boxes or the standpoint of the feather objects: near the archive boxes the intellectual reasoning on different aspects on intimacy can be heard through a seven-channel audio collage and near the feather objects an erotic whispering will be heard accompanied by the sensual touch of feathers touching ones cheek…

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Galerie der Künste | Magistrale, Potsdamer Strasse 98, D-10785 Berlin

Fotos: © Eckehard Schuler, Susanne Kienbaum


Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Intimacy N° 1‘

‚Intimacy N° 1’
Audio-Objekt-Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2003

Dimensions: garden house 195 x 120 x 200 cm with feather objects à 160 x 35 x 35 cm each; door 200 x 40 x 90 cm; overall dimensions variable
Materials: feathers, tiles, wooden door frame, rubber gloves

Based on the interview material from 10 men and 10 women of my age on the topic ‘intimacy’ a couple of video works, installations and paper works were generated between 2002 and 2006, one of them being ‘Intimacy N° 1’:

The only access to the installation was through the ‘red door’. A wooden brigde led to the small garden house which could be entered with naked feet and where an installation of hanging feather objects was mounted. While the recipient was standing on the cold tiles the cheeks were softly touched by the feather objects out of them an erotic murmuring could be heard and listened to.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Studio 63, Auguststrasse 63, D-10117 Berlin

Fotos: © Susanne Kienbaum


Dienstag, Oktober 19th, 2010

‘Transient Survival Spaces N°1 & 2′

‚Transient Survival Spaces N°1 & 2’
Multimedia-In-Situ Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2009

Dimensions: 200x 180x 110 each
Materials: wire screen, paper shredder, moss shredder, tiles and hand-writing

Concept | Realization: © Susanne Kienbaum
Concent Art, Kreuzbergstrasse 28, D-10965 Berlin

In order to illustrate the gap between high investments and low outcome of multimedia art installations the work tried to illustrate this issue by achieving the maximum size of an artwork for a minimum of investments: paper shredder and moss were recycled from personal waste for the exhibition, the wire screen was bought at ‚Bauhaus‘ – a retail chain for building and contruction – and brought back after the exhibition. Thus, overall expenses for this artwork were approximately only € 48,00. The work was accompanied by a cynical text written on the tiled walls: naming the artist’s production process including budgeting, overall art marketing and business, illustrated by a photo of Carl Spitzweg ‘the poor poet’.

Foto: Nika Radíc, Susanne Kienbaum



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