Ge(ssenwiese), K(anigsberg) – Library for Radioactive Afterlife

Gessenwiese and Kanigsberg form part of a landscape that has been in a process of constant change since 1946. The overburden from the mining industry created radioactive spoil heaps and lakes that are being rehabilitated by various means: plants growing on Gessenwiese accumulate contaminants from the soil. Textiles are used to slowly dry out the lakes and bind the radioactive dust. The banked mounds are returned to the earth bit by bit. These continual changes to the volumes in the landscape and their afterlife are the conceptual starting point for G(essenwiese) K(anigsberg). In recent years, Susanne Kriemann has developed a radically expanded idea of photography that investigates new systems for registering events and geological periods.




Published by Spector Books, Leipzig
Design by Alix Linn Bouteleux
April 2020, English
16 x 24 cm, 196 pages, color and black/white images, hardcover
ISBN: 9783959053365



Exhibition view, 'Licht Luft Scheiße. Perspectives on Ecology and Modernity'
Botanical Museum Berlin & at the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst and Nachbarschaftsakademie at Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, August till Oktober 2019