JUDITH SAUPPER

Portrait of a Landscape

Portrait of a Landscape chooses varied approaches to focus on how we handle catastrophes and how we choose to remember them. The concept of a landscape is employed as a synonym for one's homeland; a zone promising safety and protection, an area that refers, by way of the past one experienced there and of the future one dreamt up there, to one's life in its entirety. The various installations depict catastrophes without any attempt at an explanation. Scenarios are hinted at; our own experience and dread complete them, thus driving home just how far we go in becoming the origin of our fears. Flooded by imagery and visual media as we are, are we even capable of distinguishing true threats from those insecurities that only become catastrophes as they feed on our anxieties? Dimensioning the objects and incidents with an overlaid grid that is reused over and over again hints at the possibility of those incidents having been actively shaped: Created by man, planned and prepared well in advance. On comparing the data, one cannot help but sense that any semblance of control has been lost long ago and that further subdivision only servers to soothe one's own mind. In sits abstractness, the grid becomes a system of simplification and trivialization.

White out

 

2016, wire netting, gauze bandages, glue, emulsion paint, primer, ca 320 x 150 cm

Portrait of a landscape,

2016, sound collage, 48 min, MP3

The future is no longer where it should be #1

2015, collaged Indian ink drawing, 90 x 143 cm

The future is no longer where it should be #2

2016, collaged Indian ink drawing, 90 x 143 cm

 

Remembering catastrophes #01-10

2016, wood, stone, varnish, each 15 x 10 x 10 cm

Three transformations of a landscape 1854/02/IIcVd

GIS-based aerophoto report

2016, C-photo behind glass plates, 40 x 30 cm

Three transformations of a landscape 1803/04/VIIdFg

Suspected deposits of human-biological remains

2016, C-photo behind glass plates, 40 x 30 cm

Three transformations of a landscape 1847/02/IIIbHd

GIS-based aerophoto report

2016, C-Photo behind glass plates, 40 x 30 cm

Three transformations of a landscape 1948/03/IIIaDk

Cluster of man-made incidents

2016, C-photo behind glass plates, 40 x 30 cm

Three transformations of a landscape 1874/05/IIIjKl

Classifications by suspicion of chemical weapons and by toxin load

2016, C-photo behind glass plates, 40 x 30 cm

Amorphous #1 

2016, soap stone on felt in display case, 50 x 40 cm

Premeditated catastrophe Rhagoletis Completa 1082/II

2016, Indian ink and Marker, 73 x 53 cm

Premeditated catastrophe Rhagoletis Completa 2053/IX

2016, Indian ink and Marker, 73 x 53 cm

Premeditated catastrophe Rhagoletis Completa 752/ II

2016, Indian ink and Marker, 73 x 53 cm

Notations 12.12.15 - 20.06.16

2016, lettered book, 192 pages, 29 x 21 cm

Homes of the future

2016, installation with casket, scorched photographs and location photograph on over-bed table, different dimensions

Monsterhypotypose #08

2016, monochrome Photo, 29,5 x 21 cm

Monsterhypotypose #09

2016, monochrome Photo, 29,5 x 21 cm

Monsterhypotypose #05

2016, monochrome Photo, 21 x 29,5 cm

Monsterhypotypose #01

2016, monochrome Photo, 21 x 29,5 cm

Monsterhypotypose #03

2016, monochrome Photo, 21 x 29,5 cm

Monsterhypotypose #02

2016, monochrome Photo (1/2 +1AP), 21 x 29,5 cm

Axiom #1-10

2016, sample in petri dish on wallboard, 32 x 20cm

Axiom #08

2016, sample in petri dish on wallboard, 32 x 20cm