Simone Kessler

Trailer
Video installation, 30 h-loop, size variabel, 2019
Trailer
Video installation, 30 h-loop, size variabel, 2019
GlobeVideo installation, 30 h-loop, size variabel, 2019, Video still
Video installation, 30 h-loop, size variabel, 2019
Video still
GlobeVideo installation, 30 h-loop, size variabel, 2019, Video still
Video installation, 30 h-loop, size variabel, 2019
Video still
Globe2019, videoinstallation, 30h loop, size variable, Exhibtion view
2019, videoinstallation, 30h loop, size variable
Exhibtion view

With Globe, I give artistic form to my thoughts about climate change and the rapidly growing earth population. The initial darkness in the video is gradually pierced by small luminous dots. With the continuous increase of these light phenomena, more and more of the image‘s content can be deciphered. The more light is falling through the holes, the more of the actual setting becomes visible - the aestheticized image of the ‚stars‘ twinkling in the dark is expanded to include a person with a soldering iron. This person burns so many holes into the initially black globe that it finally disintegrates.

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