Artist: Susanne Kriemann
installation | Plywood boxes, LED light system and tools from a former uranium mine | 2016

Uraninite (or pechblende) miners’ objects—a helmet, a water bottle, a pit lamp, a drill and a “lifesaver” are projected through camerae obscurae. The images are inverted. Radioactivity mimics light, imprints itself on photosensitive material, stealthily creeping into visibility. The landscape of the Ore Mountains in Germany is under transformation as a tranquil mountain vista, with few recognisable traces of the still radiating industrial worksites.


11th Shanghai Biennale - WHY NOT ASK AGAIN | 2016.11.11 - 2017.03.12 | Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum(Shanghai, China)