Simone Kessler

2021, video installation, 7'30'' loop, size variabel
(trailer, 1'05'')
2021, video installation, 7'30'' loop, size variabel
(trailer, 1'05'')
Something falls apart – 1 mm a decade (2)2021, photograph #2 of 10, (edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed)
2021, photograph #2 of 10
(edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed)
Something falls apart – 1 mm a decade (4)2021, photograph #4 of 10, (edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed)
2021, photograph #4 of 10
(edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed)
Something falls apart – 1 mm a decade (6)2021, photograph #6 of 10, (edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed)
2021, photograph #6 of 10
(edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed)
Something falls apart – 1 mm a decade (6)2021, photograph #2, #4 and #6 of 10, edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed, beechwood object frame with museum-glas, (exhibition view)
2021, photograph #2, #4 and #6 of 10, edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed, beechwood object frame with museum-glas
(exhibition view)
Something falls apart – 1 mm a decade2021, photograph #2 and #4 of 10, edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed, beechwood object frame with museum-glas, (exhibition view)
2021, photograph #2 and #4 of 10, edition 57 x 39 cm, 5 + 2 ap, archival pigment print/signed, beechwood object frame with museum-glas
(exhibition view)

Soemthing falls apart – 1mm a decade is an art project that palpably visualizes how the traces of past violence reverberate until today. By building and documenting an artistic simulation of the very real effect ocean-bound munition has on everything around it, the problem is lifted from the bottom of the sea to a level where it can be collectively seen, connected to and discussed. The title refers to the average rate of decay of metal ammunition casings in salt water.

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