All Frontiers of the Earth
Inventing lines according to aesthetic criteria is Kessler’s specialty. Her “Mappa Mundi“ (2018) shows demarcation lines and the dispersal of boundaries in a crush of lines that distance the heart and mind in order to create a construct that is free of attachments. It is in this conscious tangle that borders lose their meaning. Each of these cartographies is of course a counter-model to scientific and political agreements. In this respect they are both beautiful and provocative. But it is the personal, the weird, the not-yet-named contradiction of enriching cultural experiences emphasizing cultural distances that constitute the artist’s ongoing need.
Extract of ”Art as a Possibility, text by Christoph Tannert in Susanne Kessler. About Roots and Borders