With her artistic experiment Something falls apart - 1 mm a decade, the artist explores the deterioration process of disposed of ammunition. The title refers directly to the average decay rate of the bombs‘ steel shafts in seawater. Using the media of photography and video, Kessler raises this problem from the bottom of the sea to a level where it can be seen and discussed collectively.
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. The body of work Earthly Matters defines
our scope of action within this scenario as a space for imagination.
Simone Kessler‘s current works from installations and
sculptures to film, photographs and drawings. Each work is
dedicated, in its way, to central questions: Which problems do
we have to face today? Which other images of tomorrow are
already possible? How can we think them together? To use the
last words of a science fiction trilogy by Octavia E. Butler: How
can we sow them into fertile soil?
Earthly Matters is a body of work since 2019