In the kinetic installation Cycle, a small round body orbits a larger one. The orbit of the small sphere is initially wide and at a generous distance from the large sphere. Almost imperceptibly, the distance between the two bodies decreases until the collision finally occurs. The encounter returns the small sphere to its initial orbit. The cycle begins anew.
This work was created in collaboration with Charles Eck von Schanzenbach.
From the Series Earthly Matters:
At the height of global capitalism, we continue to consume,
produce and live in a world that cannot regenerate at nearly
the same speed. The body of work Earthly Matters defines
our scope of action within this scenario as a space for imagination.
Simone Kessler‘s current works from installations and
sculptures to film, photographs and drawings. Each work is
dedicated, in its way, to central questions: Which problems do
we have to face today? Which other images of tomorrow are
already possible? How can we think them together? To use the
last words of a science fiction trilogy by Octavia E. Butler: How
can we sow them into fertile soil?
Earthly Matters is a body of work since 2019