Simone Kessler

Quercus ilex II2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 157 × 132 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 157 × 132 cm
(exhibition view)
Tangle I (Ginkgo biloba)2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 46 × 30 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 46 × 30 cm
(exhibition view)
Raíz V2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 22 × 28 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 22 × 28 cm
(exhibition view)
Ramalina farinacea II2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 16 x 18 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 16 x 18 cm
(exhibition view)
Ginkgo biloba2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 137 x 137 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 137 x 137 cm
(exhibition view)
Tangle II (Ginkgo biloba)2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 37 x 25 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 37 x 25 cm
(exhibition view)
Chlorophytum comosum2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 63,5 × 82 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 63,5 × 82 cm
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Raíz I (Quercus ilex)2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 67 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 67 cm
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Raíz II (Quercus ilex)2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 62 × 82 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 62 × 82 cm
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Gefüge2021, (exhibition view)
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Gefüge2021, (exhibition view)
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Gefüge2021, (exhibition view)
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Gefüge2021, (exhibition view)
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Gefüge2021, (exhibition view)
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Quercus ilex2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 114 cm, (exhibition view)
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 114 cm
(exhibition view)
Raíz VI2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric, 21,6 × 28,3 cm
2021, cyanotype on cotton fabric, 21,6 × 28,3 cm

Gefüge is an ecosophical examination of the cognitive and communicative structures of plants. Following the example of Anna Atkins (English botanist and photographer, 1799 - 1871), Kessler focuses on the root connections of trees and smaller plants.

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