Simone Kessler

Quercus ilex II2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 157 × 132 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 157 × 132 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Tangle I (Ginkgo biloba)2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 46 × 30 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 46 × 30 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Raíz V2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 22 × 28 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 22 × 28 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Ramalina farinacea II2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 16 x 18 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 16 x 18 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Ginkgo biloba2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 137 x 137 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 137 x 137 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Tangle II (Ginkgo biloba)2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 37 x 25 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 37 x 25 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Chlorophytum comosum2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 63,5 × 82 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 63,5 × 82 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Raíz I (Quercus ilex)2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 67 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 67 cm
(Exhibtion view)
Raíz II (Quercus ilex)2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 62 × 82 cm, (Exhibtion view)
2021, Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 62 × 82 cm
(Exhibtion view)
GefügeExhibition view, 2021
Exhibition view, 2021
GefügeExhibition view, 2021, Exhibition view, 2021
Exhibition view, 2021
Exhibition view, 2021
GefügeExhibition view, 2021
Exhibition view, 2021
GefügeExhibition view, 2021
Exhibition view, 2021
GefügeExhibition view, 2021
Exhibition view, 2021
Quercus ilexCyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 114 cm, 2021
Cyanotype on cotton fabric framed with lime, 82 × 114 cm, 2021
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