Line Catcher 2021

Line Catcher 2021

Line Catcher A large rope drawing 10 m high hangs between two pine trees at the ancient harbour of Rome (Porto Flavio), where the sea once washed onto the quay walls. It appears like a spontaneous ink drawing in the empty sky that would normally be full of contrails...
Three Landscape Tears 2019-2020

Three Landscape Tears 2019-2020

Three landscape tears As in her earlier works, Susanne Kessler addresses water as the origin and lifeline. She goes to the sources of Eyach and Schmiecha, and follows the two rivers in the city, one of which flows into the North Sea via Neckar and Rhine, while the...
Peregrinazione 2018

Peregrinazione 2018

Peregrinazione – Meandering Line The materialized course of the line of an odyssey around Cape Horn, documented in the log book of the ship, when it got into trouble and vagabonded for more than three month in the heavy sea, has now grown into an outdoor...
A Mark in the Sea 2017

A Mark in the Sea 2017

A Mark in the Sea During her second stay as Artist in Residence on the isle of Föhr, Kessler realized an experiment with the help of the tides of the North Sea. Kessler brought in at low tide three chestnut logs, planted them deep into the mudflats about 100 m (328...
Ulysses in Cosenza 2017

Ulysses in Cosenza 2017

Ulysses in Cosenza – The Line of Ulysses Originally I wanted to draw a line from Castello Svevo through the city to the river. I modified this idea with which I travelled to Cosenza when, during my morning explorations through the city, I found many places that...
Ulysses’ Journey 2016

Ulysses’ Journey 2016

Journey of Ulysses On three standing iron circles are indicated the countries that Odysseus has reached during his 20 year long travels. Between them stretch red lianas that mark his winding paths. In the installation, confusing entanglements and nets mark the...
The Egg of Origin 2012

The Egg of Origin 2012

“The Egg of Origin”, 2012 dimensions: 8’6″ x 7’11” x 12’16″materials: wire frame, drawings of various kinds, mounted on mesh and lattice work, ribbons painted with asphalt paint, ink on paper venue: Steffisburg...
Ritmo e Linea 2010

Ritmo e Linea 2010

“Ritmo e Linea”, Orvieto  2010 Exhibition in the context of Umbria Jazz 2010 Chiostro di San Giovanni di Orvieto (cloisters of Saint John in Orvieto), Italy Strips of canvas, mats of wire, 10,50 x 10,50 x 4m (32’81” x 32’81” x...
Seilzeichnung Synapse 2009

Seilzeichnung Synapse 2009

“Seilzeichnung Synapse”, (Field drawing), 2009 site specific installation in the context of “Atelier Aperti  0″, Orvieto, Italy 600m (1968’) of  rope, 77 wooden poles, 51 aluminum rods, 17 x 17 m (55’77″x 55’77”)  ...
The Flying Temple 2006-2008

The Flying Temple 2006-2008

“The Flying Temple”, Land Art  Exhibition “KunstLandschaft 2006/2008″ Büsum , Northsea, Germany 300 wooden poles, aluminium anchorage 1700m (5577’428″) rope, 50m (164’042″) wiring, 32,50 x 14,30m (105′ x ...
In Between 2002

In Between 2002

Dimensions: 4 x 16 m (13.123 x 52.493 ft) Materials: ribbon grids, ropes, steal wire Venue: in front of the Galerie im Elbeforum Brunsbuettel, Germany Exhibition: Susanne Kessler: Bilder, Bücher und Gebilde  ...
Il Fregio di Palermo 2001

Il Fregio di Palermo 2001

“Il Fregio di Palermo”, 2001 (The Frieze of Palermo) Dimensions: 1,50 x 30 m (4.921 x 98.425 ft) Materials: reinforcement wire materials, iron sheets, gloss paint, ropes, rubber-cut-outs Venue: Cantieri alla Zisa / Goethe Institut Palermo, Italy...
Circles 1999

Circles 1999

Ausmaße: 5,00 x 4,00 x 4,50 m Materialien: Ausgeschnittene Asphaltfarben-Zeichnung auf Nessel, montiert auf Netze, gehӓngt an Eisenstangen und Stahlseilen Ausstellungsort: über dem See im Park vom Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg Hau Ausstellung: Susanne Kessler:...
Bilancia Anfibia, An Elbe und Rhein 1998

Bilancia Anfibia, An Elbe und Rhein 1998

19’8″ x 68’11” ft Materials: Aluminum, iron frames, iron pipes, canvas, drawings on netting, asphalt paint on cotton cloth, cut outs mounted on netting Venue: Bonn / Bad Godesberg over the river Rhine in front of the Petersberg, Germany...

New Delhi 1996

  “Recording disappearance”, 1996 1,80 x 2  x 11 m a modified army tent Lalit Kala Academi,  New Delhi, India...

Chennai 1995

  “The Universe Moves”, 1995, 4 x 5,50 x 11 m, Chennai,...
Bilancia, Peacesculture Denmark 1995

Bilancia, Peacesculture Denmark 1995

45’11” x 68’10″50-year old fisherman scaffold, dismantled from the Tiber River delta in Rome, mounted on a bunker of World War II on the west coast of Denmark, winddrawing of the human inner ear, diameter 19’68” asphalt paint on...
The Maze 1993

The Maze 1993

dimensions: 13’12” x 32’80” x 39’37” materials: wood poles, string, muslin, paper, asphalt paintr venue: quarry near Dusseldorf, later the Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany  ...