Simone Kessler

Cycle2019, kinetic installation, size variable, two steel spheres, motor, microcontroller, (Exhibtion view)
2019, kinetic installation, size variable, two steel spheres, motor, microcontroller
(Exhibtion view)
Cycle2019, kinetic installation, size variable, two steel spheres, motor, microcontroller, (Exhibtion view)
2019, kinetic installation, size variable, two steel spheres, motor, microcontroller
(Exhibtion view)
Cycle2019, kinetic installation, size variable, two steel spheres, motor, microcontroller, (Exhibtion view)
2019, kinetic installation, size variable, two steel spheres, motor, microcontroller
(Exhibtion view)

In the kinetic installation Cycle, a small round body orbits a larger one. The orbit of the small sphere moves 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 initially wide orbit and the cycle begins anew.

The 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. My series of works Earthly Matters defines our scope of action within this scenario as a space for imagination. My current works from the series range from installations, sculptures, film and photographs to drawings and are dedicated, each in their own way, to central questions: Which problems do we have to face today? Which other images of tomorrow are already possible today? How can we think them together?
And, to use the last words of the science fiction trilogy by
Octavia E. Butler: "How can we sow them into fertile soil?"

Earthly Matters is a body of work since 2019