Temporary Space

Freitag, November 25th, 2011

‚Mobiles Künstler Atelier | SPAREN’

‚Mobiles Künstler Atelier | SPAREN’
© Susanne Kienbaum 2011

Dimensions: overall dimensions variable according to respective scaffold; in this case: 238x200x150
Materials: scaffold; 260 wooden boxes from the nearby market place, wooden box with light source blinking in two colours 60x20x20

The scaffold was used for constructing a mobile studio build by wooden  boxes from the nearby market where formerly Rucola had been sold. The light source was found in the cellar of the house and was modified: the original word ‘SPIELWAREN’ was modified into ‘SPAREN’ by darkening the letters ‘IELW’.

Every day the ‘Mobiles Künstler Atelier’ was constructed and deconstructed – according to the purpose: the project is my personal suggestion concerning the increasing lack of studio spaces for artists: the ‘Mobiles Künstler Atelier’ is supposed to move together with the scaffold to the next construction site – a suggestion naming the link between artists and gentrification processes in metropoles – recently also in Berlin.

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Open Studio | K: S-p-a-c-e Berlin 2011

Sonntag, November 13th, 2011

‚Cocoon | Green Portable Spaces‘

‚Cocoon | Green Portable Spaces’

Installation | Performance

© Susanne Kienbaum 2008-09

Dimensions: 180 x 50 x 50 each
Material: polypropylen, latex garden wire, green suitcase
Performance together with Evelyn Müursepp

Mediascape 2008 and 2009: International Media Artists Meeting, Museum Lapidarium, Novigrad, Croatia

In order to explore the minimum of space adaptable to a human size which still can easily be transported by hand luggage the two portable spaces were in an on-going performance sewed by hand during two summers sitting on the brim of a well in Novigrad. Having finished the two Portable Spaces they were stabilized by inserting meters and were exposed during the exposition Mediascape 2008 and 2009.

In 2009 a performance was performed together with Evelyn Müursepp: the two spaces were carried around the city and their suitability for interaction and giving sufficient shelter was explored.

Fotos: © Susanne Kienbaum, Branka Uzur

Sonntag, November 13th, 2011

‚Pont Bleu – Pause Bleue‘

‚Pont Bleu – Pause Bleue’
Site-specific Light-Object-Installation
© Susanne Kienbaum 2006

Dimensions: Illumination of the Thielen Brücke in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the framework of ’48-Stunden-Neukölln’
Materials: 1600 blue water bottles, 1600 LED light sources, bottle boxes, pillows made from grass tissue, two boats with blue light sources floating in the water

On invitation the Thielen-Brücke was illuminated by 1.600 blue water bottles, to each bottle an LED was connected, 8 bottles filled one bridge segment.

The realization of this installation was inspired by the fact that in this area of Berlin the alcohol problem is evident in public life – interpretation of 1.600 illuminated water bottles could be purely esthetic but an alternative interpretation is the subtle invitation to slow down alcohol consumption in favour of pure, blue water…

During the 48 hours this installation was running it was functioning as a social gathering point  – a lot of pedestrians came and sat down on the bottles boxes, to have a pause, to chat a bit, to drink a bottle of water…

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Exhibition:  48-Stunden Neukölln 2006

Fotos: © Susanne Kienbaum

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

Dienstag, Oktober 19th, 2010

‘Pont Bleu | Pause Bleue’

‚Pont Bleu | Pause Bleu‘

Interaktive Lichtinstallation
(c) Susanne Kienbaum 2005

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