Susanne Kriemann's installation contains three pieces from her Ray series.
A radiogram created by exposing photographic film to a rock, consisting of radioactive gadolinite, for two weeks in complete darkness. Exhibited on two pieces of copper that will be returned into commercial circulation after the exhibition.
A photograph of a red granite bolder that was found adjacent to (but not included in) Amarillo Ramp, Robert Smithson’s final land art project. Smithson was tragically killed in a plane crash while surveying this land in Northern Texas; this rock was said to be laid down by Nancy Holt, while she worked to complete the construction of Amarillo Ramp.
Eight photographs depicting the landscape near the former Baringer Hill mine, a geological site in Central Texas where gadolinite was mined for the first time in North America. The prints have been solarized by the light of a smart phone (itself reliant on gadolinium), and are displayed on a sheet of raw copper that will be returned into commercial circulation after the exhibition.
These three works are illuminated by an LED bulb, which like early filament bulbs, also uses gadolinium for its illumination.
Susanne Kriemann was born in 1972 in Erlangen, Germany. She studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart (1992–1997) and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux arts, Paris (1999-2000). Recent exhibitions include, the 6th Moscow Biennale (2015) as well as solo exhibitions at the ADN Pförtnerhaus, Berlin (2014); 21er Haus, 21er Raum, Vienna (2013); Arnolfini, Bristol (2013); RaebervonStenglin, Zurich (2013). Kriemann is the recipient of the GASAG Kunstpreis 2010, and Preis der Kunststiftung 2009. She lives and works in Berlin.