Intermediate Space

Donnerstag, Mai 19th, 2011

‚Shelter 2001‘

‚Shelter 2001’
© Susanne Kienbaum 2001

Dimensions: 16 light objects 25x25x15 cm each
Materials: wire, paper, velvet, foil
Description: The light-objects are made from thin paper where small collage pieces and parts of newspaper texts are mounted which show minor language deviations indicating the ‘non-digestion’ of German world-war-II-history in daily life and associated newspaper articles collected during 2001. Parts of the collage pieces were incorporated in two large-scale paper works exhibited in the same show – see also: ’Hanna Arendt: Besuch in Deutschland 1950’ (->) and Wolfgang Köppen: Tauben im Gras 1950’ (->).

Concept | Realization: Susanne Kienbaum
Grunewald 79, Grunewaldstrasse 79, D-10823 Berlin

Foto: © 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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