Susanne Kriemann

Dublin Core

Title

Susanne Kriemann

Description

Interested in chemical processes caused by human interference in nature, the practice of Susanne Kriemann unfolds slowly across extended periods of time. Splitting her residency into two parts, the first of which took place last August, the artist is conducting field research on the presence of (micro)plastics in the intertidal mangrove habitats of Singapore and the Riau Archipelago. Since the 1950s, plastic has become the chief material of industrial mass production due to its lightweight, durability, and low production costs. With a decomposition time of about 500 years, all plastic items ever produced are still extant on the planet. Through most disposal systems, they enter the oceans where ultraviolet light, heat, wind, and waves progressively reduce them to “mermaid tears”, pellet-shaped particles with a diameter of approximately five millimetres. Kriemann recently participated in a residency in Colombo, Sri Lanka to investigate similar habitats and will spend this final month re-examining and consolidating the gathered materials.

Date

11 July – 16 August 2018
5 March – 24 March 2019

Contributor

Coverage

Medium

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Kriemann recently participated in a residency in Colombo, Sri Lanka to investigate similar habitats and will spend this final month re-examining and consolidating the gathered materials.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

SusanneKriemann_PechblendeChapter1_A.jpg
SK_mermaid-tears_Sept2018.jpg
SusanneKriemann_PechblendeChapter1_B.jpg
SusanneKriemann_PechblendePrologue_A.jpg
SusanneKriemann_PechblendePrologue_B.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Susanne Kriemann,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1374.